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Abbot Academy 
Bulletin 



October 1950 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series i! 



OCTOBER, 1950 



Issue i 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Ave. 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16. Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

49 Cross Street 

West Newton 65. Mass. 



OFFICERS— 1 950- 1 952 

Clerk 
Mrs. George K. Sanborn 
(Frances Flagg) 
Hidden Field 

Andover, Mass. 



Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
57 Salem Street 
Andover, Mass. 



General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 

1945-1951 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 
(Helen Allen) 
246 Glen Road 
Weston 93, Mass. 

1948-19 5 4 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York. N. Y. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 
(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 
Winthrop, Mass. 



CHICAGO 
Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 



CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Charles G. Lincoln 
(Barbara Waite) 
75 Outlook Avenue 
West Hartford 7, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 
1819 Washington Blvd. 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Frederick P. Hill 
(Louise Douglass) 
31 Webster Avenue, N. 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 

NEW YORK 

Mrs. E. Meigs Pease 
(Eunice Meigs) 
Chatsworth Gardens 
Larchmont, N. Y. 



OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OHIO, SOUTHERN 
Miss Ann Dorsel 
Route 15, Box 125 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Miss Flora Mason 
289 West Britannia St. 
Taunton, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. George H. Jackson 
(Gertrude Miller) 
515 North McKean Street 
Butler. Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
6503 Fairfax Rd. 

Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 




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Fall Calendar, igjo 



Sept. 26 School opened 
Sept. 30 School Picnic 

Old Girl, New Girl Party 



Oct. 
Oct. 



Oct. 



1 Vespers, Miss Hearsey 

7 Senior Picnic 
Folktale Puppet Studio 

8 Vespers. The Rev. Graham Baldwin, 



D.D., Phillips Academy 

Oct. 14 Corridor Skits 

Oct. 75 Vespers, The Rev. Howard Thurman, 
D.D., Fellowship Church, San Fran- 
cisco 

Oct. 21 Miss Margaret Babington: Lecture; 
Romance of Canterbury Cathedral 

Oct. 22 Vespers; The Rev. Palfrey Perkins, D.D., 
Kings Chapel, Boston 

Oct. 28 Hallowe'en Party; Mrs. Dorothy Waldo 
Phi'lips, Lecturer, Personal Relation- 
ships 

Oct. 2g Vespers, Abbot Christian Association 



Nov. 



Nov. 



The Rev. Eddy Asirvatham, D.D. 
"India" 



Vespers: The Rev. Raymond Calkins, 
D.D., Pastor Emeritus, First Church, 
Cambridge 

Nov. 12 The Rev. Hans Sidon, D.D., Christ 
Presbyterian Church, Lawrence 

Nov. 75 Field Day 

Nov. ig Student Recital 

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Service 

N)v. 23 Thanksgiving 

Nov. 25 Miss Friskin, Piano Recital 

Dec. 2 Tea Dance, Lower School 

Dec. g Senior Play 

Dec. 10 Vespers, Abbot Christian Association 

Dec. 16 Christmas Reading, Miss Emily Hale 

Dec. 1 J Christmas Vespers 

Dec. ig Christmas Vacation to January 6, 1 95 1 







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NEW ALUMNAE RELATIVES 
Top row: Diane Cookman, Nancy Jayne, Maxine Seidel, Mary Woolverton, Emma Willman, 

Judy Bigelow, Gail Husted 
Middle row: Lloyd Camp, Lorna Ball, Ann Bovard, Margery Webb, Patsy Sanborn, Mary 

Weir 
Front row: Patricia Randall, Carol Burton, Nancy Farrar, Jane Thompson, Patricia Earhart. 

Absent, Suzanne Lartner 



We Believe 



IT is of interest and value to record at the opening of each school year the 
statement of the purpose for which our school was founded. Tradition 
says that it was founded to provide wives for the "Theologues" studying on 
Andover Hill, but there is a paragraph from our charter with which 
every Abbot girl should be familiar. It will come to mean more to you as the 
years go by. At the moment the quaint phrasing may interfere with your 
fullest appreciation of it — but I'll read it as they wrote it — those gentle- 
men of 1829. 

"The primary objects to be arrived at shall ever be to regulate the 
tempers, to improve the taste, to discipline and enlarge the minds, and to 
form the morals of the youth who may be members of the school; to form 
the immortal mind to habits suited to our immortal beings, and to instil 
principles of conduct, and form the character for our immortal destiny, 
shall be subordinate to no other care. Solid acquirements shall always have 
precedence of those which are merely showy, and the useful of those which 
are merely ornamental." 

This sounds very old-fashioned to us today and perhaps seems to be of 
little significance for contemporary life. But, if I should rephrase it into 
modern style, it would be something like this: 

"In this school we are establishing, we are not going to be interested only 
in what is to be found in books. We believe education means something more 
than the learning of facts, however important it is to know them. And more 
even than acquiring the wisdom to be found on the printed page, we want 
our students to become real people; we want them to learn the business of 
living by the way they live here in this school. We believe that what matters 
about people is not the superficial things, the things that are on the surface, 
but what is inside. We want to teach our pupils, not what to think, but how 
to think; not to like this or that because it is the fashionable thing to like, but 
to have judgment and taste of their own, to know, themselves, the difference 
between what is silly, "showy", and worthless, and what is important and of 
lasting value." 

We shall be keeping faith with them, shall be fulfilling their expecta- 
tions, if we try to realize that purpose in our studies and in our way of 
life this year. That is what I think our founders had in mind in beginning 
Abbot Academy. 

[Talk by Miss Hearsey at opening Chapel service, September 28.] 



Faculty Facts 



New Faculty: Mrs. Elizabeth Rohrbach has come to teach English. 
She is a graduate of Meridian College in Mississippi and has her M.A. from 
Teachers College. She has also done a good deal of graduate work at Colum- 
bia and at Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent teaching experience 
has been at the Berkeley Institute in Brooklyn and at the Cathedral School of 
St. Mary, Garden City, Long Island. 

Miss Barbara Stanhope, who is also teaching English, is a graduate 
of Bates College in Maine and has her M. A. from the University of 
Maine. Miss Stanhope has taught in high schools and in the English 
Department of the University of Maine. 

Miss Shirley Ritchie and Miss Virginia Peddle have both joined the 
Physical Education staff. Miss Ritchie is a graduate of the Department of 
Physical Education of the State Teachers College at Trenton, New Jersey, 
and Miss Peddle is a graduate of the Bouve-Boston School. 

Sefiorita Victoria Hernandez is to be the new Librarian. Sefiorita 
Hernandez is a graduate of the University of Madrid and has had her 
training in Library Science at the Institute of International Studies in Mad- 
rid. She has also taught English in Spanish schools. Sefiorita Hernandez has 
not yet reached the United States, and in the meantime Miss Alice Hopkins 
(whose sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hopkins Morris, was Librarian of Abbot for a 
number of years) is substituting for us. Miss Hopkins was Director of the 
Library of Simmons College for many years. 

Miss Evelyn Jenkins has joined the administration staff. Miss Jenkins 
has her A.B. from the College of Liberal Arts of Boston University and had 
special secretarial training. For a number of years she was secretary to the 
Dean of the Faculty and to the Director of Admissions at Phillips Academy. 
Her latest position was that of Registrar at St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, New 
Jersey. 

Faculty Changes: The following members of the staff will be greatly 
missed. Miss Dorothy Baker, who resigned to return to her home, 12 Gros- 
venor Place, Bath, England, will continue her teaching. 

Miss Idanelle S. McMurry is for the present living at her home, 524 
Dixie Ave., Cookville, Tennessee. Miss Pauline Anderson has taken a posi- 
tion at the Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut. Miss Gwendolyn Elroy 
was married on September 24, to Mr. Douglas Walsh. Her temporary address 
is in care of D. F. Walsh, 745-43^ Street, San Francisco, California. 
Miss Barbara Humes is having a leave of absence and is at home at 23 Chest- 
nut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts. 

Faculty Travels: Miss Hearsey and Miss Hale spent the summer in 
England. Miss Gay, Miss Grassi and Miss Tucker travelled extensively in 
Europe. Miss Hancock drove with friends to the Pacific coast and return 
through the Canadian Rockies. Miss Sweeney spent a month in Bermuda. 



Past Faculty: Miss Mary Carpenter married Mr. Roscoe E. Dake, 
June 23. Mr. Dake is on the faculty of Phillips Academy. Her address is Hid- 
den Field, Andover. Mrs. Chester Bradley (Ruth Baker) with her husband 
paid a visit to Abbot in early September, and Mr. Bradley showed a group 
of friends the unusual photographs taken during their recent travels in Africa. 

Faculty Felicitations: This September another 
member, of our Abbot Faculty joins the "Twenty-five 
Year Club." Miss Louise Robinson began her work in 
the Financial Office in September, 1925, and ever 
since, she and Miss Hope Baynes have worked side by 
side, handling most efficiently the business of receiving 
and spending the dollars and cents that make the 
wheels go round. 

Miss Robinson's special responsibility has been 
managing the School Bank. Through her painstaking, 
firm, and sympathetic guidance generations of girls 
have learned not only the method of keeping a bank 

account, but also the importance of balancing a budget, and the inexorable 

facts of figures ! 

We congratulate Miss Robinson on this anniversary, but still more we 

congratulate ourselves that we can still have her gentle and wise help in this 

very important branch of our school life. 




Louise Robinson 



CUM LAUDE, 1950 

Back row: Roberta Ann 
Gibbon, Ann Lindamood, 
Elizabeth Bradley. 

Front row: Ann Elizabeth 
Higgins, Georgette Davis, 
Judith Montgomery Lange. 




Alumnae Relatives 





MARJORIE BAKER 

daughter of Ruth Cann Baker 1931 



JOYCE GRIFFIN 

niece of Gracie Griffin Westman 1926 





ANNE HARTWELL 
grandmother, Josephine Richards Gile; sisters, Mad- 
oline Hartwell Cliffton 1932, Josephine Hartwell 
Boddington 1941, cousin, Miriam Calder Dunn 1941 



MARGARET LURTON 
sister Grace 1945 



in Class of 1950 





JANE RUSSELL 
sister, Tania 1948 



NANCY SHULZE 
sister, Barbara 1948 




JOY STURGIS 

grandmother, Emma Twitchell Sturgis 1! 
great aunt, Alice C. Twitchell 1886 




GLORIA YOFFA 

sister Joyce Tqffa Rudolph 



Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund 

S4085 . 30 contributed by 380 alumnae since April 1 , 1 950 

Will you, the remaining 2721 non-contributing alumnae, help now to double 

that amount before April 1, 1951 ! 

Scholarship support is vital ! 

Make checks payable to the Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund. 
Mail to the Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. 



1900 


$19 


!9Q5 


30 


1910 


157 


J 9!5 


120 


1920 


222 . 


1925 


20 


1930 


30 


J935 


34 


1940 


22 


! 945 


43 


!95° 


10 



50 



50 



CLASS REUNION GIFTS 

(included in above total) 

Si 00 special gift given to Miss Hearsey to use as needed 



ii5. extra given to the Howe Memorial Fund 



FORM OF BEQUEST 

I give to the Trustees of Abbot Academy, incorporated under the 
laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the sum of... ...dollars. 



New Alumnae Relatives, 1950 

Lorna F. Ball, sister of Martha 1948, Barbara 1945 (Mrs. Donald Bacon). 

Virginia Bigelow, sister of Katharine 1 948 

Ann Bovard, daughter of Harriett Simpson 1922 (Mrs. Wilson Bovard; 
cousin of Betty McConnel 1948, Harriette McConnel 1951 

B. Carol Burton, sister of Mary 1946 

Lloyd Camp, daughter of Virginia Thompson 1925 (Mrs. F. E. Camp Jr.); 
niece of Ethel Thompson 1924 (Mrs. W. G.James). 

Diane Sandra Cookman, sister of Nadine 1948 

Patricia Earhart, granddaughter of Carrie Beal Earhart 1891 

Katherine Ann (Nancy) Farrar, granddaughter of Mary Carter Righter 
1889, daughter of Elizabeth Righter 1925 (Mrs. W. Farrar), niece of 
Katharine Righter 191 8 (Mrs. R. Morris), sister of Mary 1948 

Gail Husted, niece of Dorothy McCormick 1909 (Mrs. Karl Mosser), cousin 
of Carolin Furst 1951 

Nancy Jayne, cousin of Ellen Brumback 1946, Frances Brumback 1948 

Suzanne Larter, niece of Ruth Larter 1924 (Mrs. H. Eveleth), cousin of 
Patricia Eveleth, 1953 

Patricia Randall, sister of Doane 1951 

Patricia Sanborn, daughter of Frances Flagg 1926 (Mrs. G. Sanborn), 
sister of Anne 1952; niece of Elizabeth Flagg 1923 (Mrs. S. Dow), Doro- 
thea Flagg 1920 (Mrs. F. Smith) 

Maxine Seidel, daughter of Hildegarde MittendorfF 1925 (Mrs. W. Seidel); 
niece of Herta Mittendorff 1926 (Mrs. F. M. Fisher) 

Jane Thompson, niece of Ethel Thompson 1924 (Mrs. James), niece of Cyn- 
thia James 1932 (Mrs. J. Lovelock) 

Margery Webb, granddaughter of Evelyn Page Webb, 1885 

Mary Weir, cousin of Florence Fryling 1946 (Mrs. E. S. Willis) 

Emma Willman, granddaughter of Emma Twitchell Sturgis 1887, grand- 
niece of Alice C. Twitchell 1886, cousin of Joy Sturgis 1950. 

Mary Woolverton, granddaughter of Isabel Nicholson 1893 (Mrs. W. Eaton) 



Honor A's, 1950 

Patricia Jean Barry 
Beverley Frances Flather 
Judith Montgomery Lange 
Virginia Ann Merriwether 
Sally Ward Stilson 




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Top row: Emily Silsby Morgan; Ruth Newcomb, Louise Tuttle Abbott, Clarissa Hall Hammond 
Front row: Ruth Murray Moore, Laura Jackson Austin, Grace Kellogg 





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1915 

7o/> rotti; Bessie Gleason Bowen, Marion Brooks, Muriel Baker Wood 

Front row: Esther Shinn Caldwell, Mattie Larrabee Whittemore, Marian Barnard Cole, Norma 
Allen Haine 




1920 
Top row: Bertha Worman Smith, Helen Polk Barker, Irene Franklin Foster, Vivien Gowdy 

Larabee, Katherine Kinney Hecox 
Front Row: Louise Robinson, Paula Miller Patrick, Justine Pearsall Baker 




1925 
Top row: Eleanor Bodwell Pepion, Frances Howard O'Brien, Elaine Boutwell von Weber, Ruth 

Davies Van Wagenen, Barbara Nelson Twombly, Ethel Doyle Garner 
Front row: Judy and her mother, Elizabeth Burtnett Horle, Eunice Huntsman, Dorothy 

Beeley Marsh 




1930 
Top row: Nini Owsley Warwick, Katharine Foster Rainbolt, Mary Shepard Wiley, Libby Tarr 

Morse, Janice Lovell Jenkins, Posy Castle Olivetti, Marianna Smith Hile, Ruth Baker 

Johnson, Barbara Lamson Cummings 
Front row: Louise Atkinson Dunsford, Marjorie Turner Fisher, Barbara Healty Holland, Betty 

Southworth Sutton, Donna Brace Kroeck, Christine Hollands Struck 




•935 
Top row: Shirley Smith King, Eleanor Johnson DuToit, Ellen Rivinius Hill, Elizabeth Morgan 

Foster 
Front row: Barbara Chamberlain MacCready, Doris Anderson Clark, Frances McTernen Coan 




ig 4 o 
Top row: Molly Chase Foster, Barbara Brown McKallagat, Anne RiviniusWild, Nancy Harrison, 

Phyllis Campbell Bradley, Marcia Colley Melton, Elaine Dalrymple Borowski, Rachel 

Whitney Davis 
First row: Sally Cole Tuckerman, Doris Sawyer Hoar, Dorothy Garry Warlick, Priscilla Russ 

Shannon, Phyllis Crocker England, Betty Ellis Chase. 




'945 
Top row: Ann Dorsel, Mary Taylor, Holly Welles, Shirley Sommer, Marjorie Milne, Elizabeth 

Brown 
Front row: Katharine Mulford, Helen Norris Stearns, Mary Lou Stegner Ebner, Marion Marsh 

Birney 



Abbot Clubs 



BOSTON (1892): President, Mrs. Ruth 
Baker Johnson '30; Vice-Presidents, Mrs. 
Margaret Nay Gramkow '27, Mrs. Louise 
Risley Stever '37; Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Pauline Spear Chapin '36; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. Betsy Bennett Ewing; Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Barbara Bloomfield Wood '26; 
Auditor, Mrs. Mary Trafton Simonds; Direc- 
tors, Beverly Brooks, Mona Keith, Mrs. Car- 
olyn Guptil Hansen, Mrs. Mary Howard 
Nutting, Mrs. Marion Ireland Conant, Mrs. 
Martha Ransom Tucker. 

CHICAGO (1921): President, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Rabling Shumway '40; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Judith Hawkes Landaker '43. 

CONNECTICUT (1923): President, Mrs. 
Barbara Waite Lincoln '36; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Beardsley'29. 

DETROIT (1922): President, Mrs. Jean 
Craig Fitzgerald '43. 

MAINE, EASTERN (1926): President, 
Mrs. Louise Douglass Hill '26; Secretary 
Treasurer, Mrs. Annetta Richards Bryant 
'23; Vice-President, Mrs. Dorothy Spear 
Roberts. 

A small group met on July 18, for luncheon 
at the "High Tide" tea room in Camden. 
Mrs. Chipman brought the Abbot news. 

MAINE, WESTERN (1898): President, 
Mrs. Louise Houghton Wells '06; Secretary, 
Mrs. Gertrude Shackleton Hacker '15; 
Treasurer, Gladys Merrill '19. 

NEW YORK (1898): President, Mrs. 
Eunice Meigs Pease '21; Vice-Presidents, Mrs. 



Ethel Thompson James '24, Mrs. Laura 
Scudder Williamson '24; Recording Secretary, 
Mrs. Ruth Cann Baker '31; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. Betty Weaver Van Wart '33; 
Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Mallory Pattison '22; 
Directors, Mrs. Mary Jane Owsley Warwick 
'30, Mrs. Margaret McKee DeYoe '23, Mrs. 
Grace Leyser Boynton '19. 

OHIO, CENTRAL (1921): President, 
Mrs. Bettina Rollins Wheeler '29; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Margaret Graham Green- 
leaf '28. 

OHIO, CLEVELAND (1927): President, 
Mrs. Helen Weber Mitchell '09. 

A luncheon meeting will be held at the 
Union Club, Cleveland, October 17. 

OHIO, SOUTHERN CINCINNATI 

(1948): President, Ann Dorsel '45; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 
'43- 

OLD COLONY CLUB (1924): President, 
Miss Flora Mason '89; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Mrs. Alice Webster Brush. 

The annual meeting will be held Octo- 
ber 28, at the Snow Lodge, Bridgewater. 

Guest speaker; Miss Mary Sweeney Abbot 
'09, teacher of Spanish at Wheaton College, 
who will speak on Spain, as she saw it last 
summer. Mrs. Chipman will represent Abbot. 

PITTSBURGH (1921): President, Mrs. 
Gertrude Miller Jackson '95. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. (1949): President, 
Mrs. Sarah Zimmermann Minard '42. 



Annual Meeting of the Abbot Alumnae 
Association 



One hundred and twenty alumnae met in 
Abbot Hall on Saturday, June 3, to attend 
the annual business meeting of the associa- 
tion. They had come from California, Dis- 
trict of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Michi- 
gan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsyl- 
vania, Texas, and the New England states. 
The president, Polly Francis Loesch, called 



the meeting to order and called for the an- 
nual reports, which were read as follows. 
Frances Flagg Sanborn, clerk; Barbara Nel- 
son Twombly, treasurer, whose report with 
that of the auditor, Ursala Ingalls Rockwell, 
were read in their absence by the clerk. 
Constance P. Chipman, general secretary, 
reported on the many activities of the alum- 



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nae office, editing the Alumnae Bulletin, 
sending the Second Century Alumnae Fund 
appeals, working with the Abbot Clubs, 
sending address lists, with Mrs. Gladys Ort- 
stein, assistant secretary, constantly chang- 
ing the numerous cards in the files when 
changes in address come in. After each Bulle- 
tin mailing fifty to a hundred numbers are 
returned because of wrong address. The 
senior coffee party in the alumnae office is an 
annual event. In this way the class is made 
acquainted with the files, stencil and 
addressograph machines, and they then 
can visualize the office as the place with 
which they must keep in close contact after 
leaving school. Announcement was made 
of the contributions to date to the Abbot 
Second Century Alumnae Fund for Scholar- 
ships since April first 1949: $3482.50. She 
then read the list of forty alumnae whose 
deaths had been reported during the year. 
Many alumnae felt deeply the passing of 
Miss Mason, as their calls on her at reunion 
time, meant so much to her, and they felt 
she was their link with the past. 

Before the senior class marched in Mrs. 
Loesch announced the names of the alumnae 
relatives in the class. Marjorie Baker, daugh- 
ter of Ruth Cann Baker 1 931; Joyce Griffin, 
niece of Gracie Griffin Westman 1926; Ann 
Hartwell, grandmother Josephine Richards 
Gile 1877, great grandmother, Jane Mowry 
1874, sisters Madoline Hartwell Cliffton 
1932, Josephine Hartwell Boddington 1941, 
and cousin Miriam Calder Dunn 1 941; Joy 
Sturgis, grandmother Emma Twitchell 
Sturgis, great aunt Alice Carter Twitchell 
1886: Margaret Lurton, sister Grace 1945; 
Jane Russell, sister Tania, 1948; Nancy 
Shulze, sister Barbara 1948; Gloria Yoffa, 
sister Joyce Yoffa Rudolph 1943. 

The senior class then marched in, dressed 
in their class colour, yellow sweaters and 
skirts, and made a charming group of youth 
as they grouped in front of the desk, and 
were presented to the association by Miss 
Hearsey, as desirable new members of the 
alumnae association. Mrs. Loesch then ac- 
cepted them in the name of the association. 
Miss Hearsey was then presented, and ex- 
tended her usual gracious and warm wel- 



come to the alumnae. She spoke with deep 
• appreciation of the contributions to the 
scholarship fund and the grateful acceptance 
by the favored students. 

Miss Miriam F. Carpenter, who is doing 
a meticulous job of checking all the files and 
personal folders, in preparation for the new 
alumnae register, urged those present to 
realize the importance of sending correct 
addresses to the office, with any possible in- 
formation concerning "lost" alumnae. 

The alumna trustee, Jane Baldwin, in her 
informal report, paid tribute to the keen 
interest of the board members in the welfare 
of the school, and of her own great apprecia- 
tion for the opportunity of representing the 
alumnae thereon. 

The chairmen of the reunion classes were 
then called upon for their class reports. 
1900 Grace Chapman Spear; 1905 Fannie 
Erving Arundale; 19 10 Ruth Murray 
Moore; 1915 Marian Brooks; 1920 Louise 
Robinson; 1925 Eunice Huntsman; 1930 
Janice Lovell Jenkins; 1935 Doris Anderson 
Clark; 1940 Anne Rivinius Wild; 1945 Holly 
Welles. 

The Abbot Clubs were represented by 
Ruth Baker Johnson, president of the Boston 
Abbot Club, Mary Jane Owsley Warwick, a 
director of the New York Club, and Ann 
Dorsel, president of the Southern Ohio Club 
in Cincinnati. 

Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson, chairman 
of the nominating committee, presented the 
slate of officers for 1950- 1952. President, 
Polly Francis Loesch; vice-presidents, Irene 
Atwood, Ruth Baker Johnson, Mary How- 
ard Nutting; clerk, Frances Flagg Sanborn; 
treasurer, Helen Knight Wilkinson. The 
chairman of the committee for the nomina- 
tion of an alumna trustee in 1951 was an- 
nounced, Virginia Gay d'Elseaux. 

The president expressed the great appre- 
ciation of the association to the flower com- 
mittee who made the alumnae headquarters 
and class tables at the luncheon very beauti- 
ful with their flower arrangements: Carolyn 
Rockwell Stevens, Olive French Sherman, 
Helen Knight Wilkinson. 

A motion to adjourn was then made and 
accepted. 



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1949 




June 


H 


June 


'4 


June 


ib 


June 


25 


Dec. 


6 


July 


7 



J 949 




June 


14 


June 


M 


June 


14 


June 


'4 


Sept. 


28 


Dec. 


6 


March 


14 


March 


21 


March 


21 


May 


9 


May 


9 



June 



June 2, 1950 



Treasurer's Report 

MONEY RECEIVED 

1 949- 1 950 

Balance in Andover National Bank 
Receipts from Commencement Luncheon 
Receipts from Commencement Luncheon 
Rebate from Seilers, in stamps 
Check from Eleanor Tucker 
Interest from invested funds 
Refund from luncheon 



MONEY PAID OUT 

Polly Francis Loesch, Balance due on New York trip 

H. J. Seiler Co., Commencement luncheon 

Abbot Class Book 

Refunds for rooms or luncheon 

American Alumni Council 

Mrs. Chipman, Abbot Club meeting in New York 

Sue Bates Heath, Tea in Philadelphia for Miss Hearsey 

Maud Preston, speaker at Alumnae Association luncheon 

Women's City Club, rental of hall for luncheon 

Senior Coffee Party in Alumnae Office 

Livingston Florist — flowers for Miss Mason's funeral 



Cash on hand Andover National 
Total 



Bank 



S947 


37 


365 


50 


7 


50 




21 





40 


251 


56 


1.50 



$1575-83 



» 7-75 
321.41 

5.00 
19-50 
30.00 
28.05 
15.00 
51.02 
40.00 

7.40 
12.00 

$ 537-13 
1038.70 

8 I575-83 



Barbara Nelson Twombly, Treasurer 



I have examined the accounts within and find the balance of $1038.70 to be correct. 

Ursula Ingalls Rockwell, Auditor 



ABBOT PLAYING CARDS make an attractive 
CHRISTMAS GIFT! 

Order at once from the Alumnae Office. 



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In Memoriam 



1881 

Emma S. Abbott, widow of Henry N. 
Allen, died July 5, 1950, in West Medford. 
After she left Abbot she took courses at 
Emerson College and The Wheelock School, 
and later became religious director and 
parish assistant at the Belmont Unitarian 
and the All Souls Unitarian Church in In- 
dianapolis. Since 1928 she lived with her 
son, Abbott Allen, an engineer with Stone 
and Webster. She is survived by her son, 
his wife, two grandchildren and three great 
grandchildren. Mrs. Abbott Allen wrote, 
"She loved people and treasured every 
possible friendship with all she knew." 

1893 

Grace Bassett (Mrs. J. M. O. Hewitt) 
died May 31,1 950, in Wellesley. 

1910 

Grace E. Hatch died June 21, 1950, in 
Boston. 

1912 

Frances Sheldon died June 29, 1950, in 
Lincoln, Nebraska. She left her estate to the 
University of Nebraska as chief beneficiary, 
to provide for the construction of an art 



gallery on the university's downtown 
campus to house art collections owned by 
the university and the Nebraska Art Associ- 
ation. These collections have been accepted 
as among the best in the country by out- 
standing artists and art critics. She had 
recently purchased a Marin painting. 
Frances was reserved, intelligent, cultured 
and generous. Her philanthropies will never 
be known except the final gift which will 
contribute so much to the joy and happiness 
of future generations of Nebraskans. 

1913 

Kathryn Powers Field died March 31, 
1950, at Hull, Mass. 

1915 

Edith Benson (Mrs. George N. Gardiner) 
died July 10, 1950, in Fairhaven, Mass. She 
was a past president of the Old Colony 
Abbot Club. 

1919 

Harriet Sanford, wife of Lyman K. 
Stuart, died April 15, 1950, in Newark, 
N. Y. Besides her husband she is survived by 
a son, Charlie Bill, and a daughter Mar- 
garet Stuart Beale, Abbot 1942, and two 
grandchildren. 



Class News 



1836 

Almost fifty years before the Courant came 
into being, some girls with literary ambi- 
tions produced "The Workbasket," now for 
many years known only through a note in 
Miss McKeen's History that she had heard 
of "lively contributions" to a small manu- 
script paper by that name in Professor 
Brown's time. Now a precious worn copy of 
this four-page folder, in fine writing, has 
come to light. 

The articles are in the stilted phrasing and 
moralizing manner of the period, and the 
most daring approach to frivolity is the 
item under "Miscellany" about a little boy 
who said when going out to the barn one 
cold winter morning to look at his "em- 
blems of innocence," "I wish I had a little 
thermometer to keep my hands warm." The 
"editresses" announce gratefully that they 



are completely inundated with business, but 
wish it to be understood that only original 
communications are desired. 

In school at this same time was a poten- 
tial artist, Sarah Jane Peters (Mrs. Groze- 
lier), whose talent in portrait painting was 
brought into public notice last June in an 
exhibition held at the North Andover His- 
torical Society rooms. There were several 
oils and a group of charming miniatures of 
members of her family, including one of 
herself and one of her sister Emily (Mrs. 
Clark) of the same class. Representing also 
the Abbot of the past were oil portraits of 
Hon. George L. Davis, long a trustee and 
benefactor of the school, and his wife, 
Harriet K. Roberts, class of 1857. 

1886 

Contributions by members of the Class 
for the Scholarship Fund this year have 



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been made in memory of Harriet Raymond 
Brosnan, indefatigable class secretary, whose 
death in May of last year was so greatly 
deplored. She kept regularly up to her 
death a record of all class doings in a large 
scrap book which has now been given to the 
Alumnae Office. This remarkable book, full 
of flavor, contains accounts of all reunions 
at Abbot and elsewhere, with programs, 
photographs, dates of marriages and deaths, 
births of children, grandchildren and even 
great-grandchildren. It does not, however, 
include her witty responses in representing 
the class at Commencement time or that 
well-remembered challenge to the future at 
their sixtieth anniversary in 1946. 

1892 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. Car- 
penter, 84 Central St., Andover, Mass. 

1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norwin S. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nichols), 63 Carpenter St., 
Manchester, N. H. 

1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Doremus 
Scudder (Mabel Bosher), 133 West 9th St., 
Claremont, Cal. 

Charlotte Draper Brown sends her new ad- 
dress in Florida, saying, "Nothing new in my 
life except I'm 75 years old and going 
strong. Spent last winter in Pasadena and 
returning this winter to Palm Beach, 1 Via 
Bellaria, with my daughter who spends all 
her winters there. I am at Greystone Farm, 
Menton, Ohio, for the summer. Have two 
adorable grandchildren, a boy 6 and a girl 
9 years." 

Adna C. Denison, husband of Adelle 
Carter, died September 24, 1950. 

Lena Dewey's husband, Charles Baldwin, 
died in April 1950. 

1896 

Henry V. Conant, husband of Ruth Lor- 
ing, died September 28, in Dedham, Mass. 

1898 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert Dun- 
bar (Selina Cook), 175 State St., Portland, 
Maine. 

1899 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Brainerd 
Smith (Lilian Mooers), 116 East St., Me- 
thuen, Mass. 

Llewellyn A. Marr, husband of Ethel 
Gibbs, died July 7, in Waban, Mass. 



1900 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arthur Spear 
(Grace Chapman), Friendship, Maine. 

Report of the 50th reunion by Grace 
Chapman Spear, Chairman. 

The Class of 1900 had a small representa- 
tion in Andover last June at their 50th re- 
union. Those present were; Winona Algie, 
Grace Chapman Spear, Alice Wood Hodgdon, 
Lottie Redford, Irma Sadler Webb. Our 
members are scattered from California to 
Nova Scotia and transportation difficulties 
and poor health kept many at home. When 
we graduated we called ourselves the Class 
of the New Century and many new things 
we started at Abbot. We were the first class 
to publish a yearbook, the first class to have 
a dance at the November Club after gradu- 
ating, and the first class to launch a success- 
ful Field Day. 

Of our members we have furnished one 
Alumnae Trustee, Winona Algie. At one 
time 1900 girls were the wives of the Head- 
masters of Tabor Academy, Miss Porter's 
School, and of the Hun School. We have 
been represented in business life, in the pro- 
fession of nursing and teaching, and mostly 
in the fine art of home making. 

Children of 1900 distinguished themselves 
in World War II and from our grandchildren 
we expect great things. 

Six members of 1900 have died. It was 
our pleasure at our reunion to give $100. to 
Abbot in memory of Miss Mason. This gift 
to be used at Miss Hearsey's discretion for 
special assistance to scholarship girls. 

Alice Boutwell Pease sends news of herself 
and family. "Our younger son is an obste- 
trician in the navy and is stationed at U.S. 
Naval Hospital at Pensacola, Fla. Here is the 
history of my life since leaving Abbot. Four 
years at Smith, five years in Presbyterian 
Hospital, New York, head nurse in operating 
Pavilion two years. Married Dr. Pease in 
1 910, came to Portland, Oregon. Five 
children, lost the first, two boys, two girls, 
all married now. We have nine grand- 
children, tenth on the way. Dr. Pease semi- 
retired about six years ago, and now we 
spend ten months in California and July 
and August we travel north to Portland, and 
Victoria." 

Mary T. Carleton writes: "I went to 
Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and took 
the library course. After graduation from 
there I came to New York and had a position 
in the New York Public Library for four 



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years. In 191 2 I took a position as head of 
the Statistical Files in the banking firm of 
Kuhn Loeb & Co. where I was until 1941, 
and then I retired, and since I have been 
leading a life of leisure. I live with a friend 
and we have an apartment together." 

Leslie Crawford Hun sends the following 
news of herself: "I have three wonderful 
daughters who have good husbands, and 
there are seven grandchildren. My husband 
taught mathematics at Princeton Univer- 
sity for eleven years, and then he started 
The Hun School. First it was mostly a 
tutoring school, and then it became a regu- 
lar College Preparatory School. He was 
called "a master of the art of teaching" and 
he attracted a brilliant teaching staff, 
which has given the school its reputation. 
My life still goes on with the school. A re- 
tired Navy Admiral is now the Headmaster. 
I still see a good deal of the boys, and plan 
all of the meals and do the buying for the 
school. The old boys write to me, and often 
come to see me. Gardening is my hobby and 
I play a good deal of bridge. I have a tiny 
apartment all on the ground floor, with old 
friends all around, and my old Dalmatian 
living with me, ray constant companion. 
I am very fortunate in having one daughter 
who lives in Princeton, with her husband 
and two daughters. My eldest daughter is 
in nearby Philadelphia and my youngest 
child is married to one of the Brookhaven 
Scientists, and they live with their four chil- 
dren on Long Island." 

Constance Gutterson Taylor sent a wonder- 
ful group photo of herself and family, with 
the following letter. "It is very difficult for 
me to realize that fifty years have gone by 
since we were all together at Abbot. Always 
having a great urge to come to California 
I gave up my work in Cambridge and 
Gloucester, Mass., and drove out here with 
friends in 1935. I was fortunate enough 
to have my sister Edith living in Los Angeles, 
and made my home with her for several 
months, and with her help I found a place to 
live and continue to teach the Mensendieck 
System of Functional Exercises in Holly- 
wood. After four and a half years I moved to 
Santa Barbara. . . . My two sons were in the 
war. The younger one went across to Europe 
and was badly wounded but is now recov- 
ered. Both the boys attended Santa Barbara 
College for several years. Horace, the eldest 
has been married for three years and has 
two children, so I have now become a 



grandmother. His wife was from North 
Carolina and was occupational therapist 
in the hospital where Horace was stationed 
during the war. They now live in Santa 
Barbara. Tom, the younger, married a 
Norwegian girl and is now finishing his 
course as teacher in Elementary Education 
in Berkeley. They expect their first child in 
the fall. My beloved daughter Judith, who 
was at school in Switzerland, died three 
years ago. 

I was seventy years old my last birthday, 
still going on with my work, and expect to do 
so until my time is up. My greeting and love 
to all of you. I have always been grateful 
for the helpful and happy years I spent with 
you all at Abbot." 

1901 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox St., Lawrence, Mass. 

Emily Emerson Day writes that since her 
husband, Dr. Edmund E. Day, resigned the 
chancellorship of Cornell University he has 
become the consultant on General Educa- 
tion at New York State University. Her 
eldest son, Dr. Emerson Day, associate 
professor of public health and preventive 
medicine and director of cancer detective 
clinic in Kipps Bay, Yorkville District 
Health Center, has been appointed director 
of Kate Pew Cancer Preventive Clinic, part 
of the Memorial Center for Cancer and 
Allied Diseases in New York City. Her 
younger son is a civil engineer in Cham- 
paign, Illinois. 

Josephine Pope upon her retirement from 
the clerical staff of the Registry of Probate 
in Worcester, after a service af 41 years, was 
given an informal farewell with gifts and 
flowers by her associates. 

1902 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Katherine 
King, South Windsor, Conn. 

1905 

Katherine Woods has been doing dis- 
tinguished work in Unesco. She is living 
again in New York. 

"I went to Unesco in October, 1948, on 
appointment as specialist in English-lan- 
guage literature in the Arts and Letters 
Division. In May, 1949, a new project of 
inaugurating an International Book Column 
of book reviews and notes, for worldwide 
distribution, brought about my transfer to 
the editorship of this column, which I or- 
ganized and managed for a year. During 



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that time I also worked as one of the three 
editors in Unesco's Special Articles Section, 
getting, editing, and distributing articles on 
subjects of education, science, culture and 
human welfare in all parts of the world. It 
was extremely interesting work, but my eyes 
failed me badly, and fatigue and nervous 
strain brought on a condition of high blood 
pressure, resulting in the demand from doc- 
tors that I must take a long rest. 

In addition to my work with Unesco I 
have continued my translations from the 
French. My eighth translation, Antonia 
Vallentin's monumental life of Goya, was 
published last September, and my ninth, 
Roger Vercel's novel, The Easter Fleet is 
just out. An earlier translation (1946), 
Zola's UOeuvre, is being brought out this 
summer in England, under the same title as 
in America, The Masterpiece. I hope the con- 
dition of my eyes will improve so that I can 
keep on with this work which I enjoy." 

Guy R. Merrill, husband of Alice Barbour, 
died August 12, in Cambridge. 

1907 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjorie Bond), 142 High St., 
Reading, Mass. 

1908 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Dorothy 
Taylor, 1 18 Elgin St., Newton Center, Mass. 

Esther Parker Lovett's family has in- 
creased notably this summer. Her youngest 
son, Sidney, following his graduation from 
Yale, married Joan Campbell of New 
Haven June 22. He has entered Union Sem- 
inary, New York. A daughter, Nancy Chase 
Lovett, was born to her son Richard June 10. 
On August 27 a son, George Saltonstall 
West, a second child, was born to her daugh- 
ter, Eugenia Lovett West. 

1909 

Mrs. Susan Lord Bourne, mother of Mary 
Bourne Boutell, died June 18, in Santa 
Barbara, Cal. 

1910 

Ruth Murray Moore, chairman of the 40th 
reunion, reports "a grand reunion." Her 
daughter had another daughter on March 
28, Suzanne Winslow Hersey. Laura Jackson 
Austin who came from Coronado, Cal., for 
reunion, visited classmates Emily Silsby 
Morgan and Ethel Reigeluth Darby, and final- 
ly Irma Naber returned to California with 
her. 



Clarissa Hall Hammond's son Harold is 
Senior Assistant at the Public Library in 
Rochester, N. Y. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Owen Morgan 
(Emily Silsby), 33 Wyndwood Rd., West 
Hartford, Conn. 

1911 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas Don- 
ald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke Rd., 
Andover, Mass. 

1913 

Marian Bayley Buchanan's son, Lt. (j.g.) 
Edwin B. Buchanan was married to Agnes 
Klug Tait August 2, in Beverly. Lt. Buchan- 
an is in the Medical Corps, U. S. Naval 
Reserve. 

Mildred Bryant Kussmaul's daughter 
Marea has announced her engagement to 
Robert Noble Dorrie. 

Alice Harsh came from Alabama to spend 
a few days in Andover in June. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret 
Wilkins, 279 No. Euclid Ave.. Pasadena 4, 
Cal. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Elsie G. Sloan 
(Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon St., Boston 
Mass. 

1915 

Report of Reunion, Marion Brooks, chair- 
man. 

"My thanks to all who responded to the 
call for our 35th reunion. We missed those 
who could not be with us, but were grateful 
for your newsy cards and letters and thought- 
ful telegrams. Some of us were on hand for 
the Alumnae meeting, and the luncheon in 
the lovely school dining room. The class 
supper was held at Fieldstones. It was 
agreed that this was a very stimulating and 
happy gathering. Present were: Muriel 
Baker Wood, Norma Allen Haine, Marion 
Barnard Cole, Eleanor Bartlett Atwater, 
Phyllis Brooks Stevens, Barbara Brown Jones, 
Freida Joslin Sprague, Betty Gleason Bowen, 
Mattie Larrabee Whittemore, Olga Sjostrom. 
Esther Sheldon Caldwell. Phyllis just made 
the supper, for she arrived in New York 
from England that morning. Barbara drove 
on from Plymouth, Mich. It was a joy to see 
her after so many years. Betty Bowen had us 
spellbound describing so vividly her long 
residence in China before the war, and her 
years in prison camp in Manila during the 
war. During the summer she has been inca- 
pacitated from a fall, but is around again 



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now. Mattie was persuaded to show some of 
her landscapes at Alumnae Headquarters. . 
We can be very proud of her as an artist. 
Marion Winklebleck Hess was unable to come 
as she was moving into a new house. Ad- 
dress: Box 590 E. Rural Rte. 8, Cincinnati 
30, Ohio. Harriette Woolverton Robinson 
arrived from Europe too late to attend. Sick 
husbands of both Charlotte Morris Perot and 
Ada Wilkey Bull kept them at home. A visit 
during the summer with Jessie Nye Blodgett 
found her fully recovered from her operation 
of the spring. 

Elizabeth Leach has recently returned 
from a wonderful trip to South Africa. Fly- 
ing from London to Johannesburg, the last 
part flying low by day so she could see the 
country, nights spent in primitive cabins 
built like native huts. She visited Victoria 
Falls, saw a war dance in Zulu Land and 
joined a safari into the big game country. 

At one time, the guide, on spotting a rare 
and very fierce rhinoceros, said "the wind is 
right, but if it changes, at a signal from me, 
climb the nearest tree." She also went down 
8000 ft. into a gold mine, the last 3000 ft. 
in utter darkness. We are grateful for your 
contributions to the Scholarship Fund, total- 
ing Si 20.50. Those who haven't contributed 
should climb aboard at once." 

Class Fund Chairman: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

1916 

Class Fund Chairman: Mrs. Richard C. 
Bartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Severna Park, 
Maryland. 

1917 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Myron S. 
Chellis (Miriam Bacon), 15 Raymond Ave., 
Beverly, Mass. 

1918 

Mary Davis Irwin has a new grandchild 
born in May, Mark Abbot Collins, son of 
her daughter Mary Louise. 

Mary Peirce Carty's son John R. Carty 
Jr. died September 24, 1950, in Rockport. 
He was a veteran of World War II. 

1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut St., Win- 
chester, Mass. 

1920 

Present at their 30th reunion were: Irene 
Franklin Foster, Vivien Gowdy Larabee, 
Katherine Kinney Hecox, Paula Miller Pat- 



rick, Justine Pearsall Baker, Helen Polk 
Barker, Louise Robinson, Bertha Mormon 
Smith. 

The sympathy of the class went out to 
Edna Dixon Mansur, the reunion chairman, 
whose mother died suddenly on June 3. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Rob- 
inson, Lakeville, Conn. 

1921 

Marian Kimball Bigelow's daughter Mary 
was married to Douglas Danner, August 11, 
in Newton. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard K. 
Stover (Frances Gasser), Rockwood Rd., 
Plandome, N. Y. 

1922 

Married: Elizabeth Hutchinson Graham to 
Robert William Bluntschli, September 14, 
I950- 

Marian Saunders Cheesborough reports the 
birth of her first grandchild, John Chees- 
borough III, on July 2. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Samuel A. 
Smith Jr. (Alice Van Schmus), 106 Hobart 
Ave., Summit, N. J. 

1923 

Mary Newton Favor is class secretary for 
her Wheaton class of 1927. 

Jackson W. Osborne, father of Dee Os- 
borne Hall '23, and Betty Jane Osborne 
Bacon '29, died June 25, 1950. 

Mary Swartwood Sinclaire's three children, 
Mary Carroll '48, Helen non '49, and her 
son are all in the University of Arizona this 
fall. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Charles T. 
Hall (Dolores Osborne), 55 Sparhawk St., 
Amesbury, Mass. 

1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A. John 
Holden (Polly Bullard), RFD 1, Montpelier, 
Vermont. 

Peggy McDonald Vester is thrilled at be- 
coming a grandmother with the arrival of 
Bryant Pierce Moeckel on July 1 1 , to her 
daughter Johanna. Mr. Moeckel has had to 
rejoin the Marines. Peggy is a commuter 
between Clearwater, Florida, where her 
mother and aunts live, and the ranch they 
are building up for beef cattle. Her son 
Gerhard is in 10th grade, and Noel is at 
home. 

Laura Scudder Williamson's daughter has 
entered Cornell, and her son is in the Salis- 
bury School. 



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1925 

Reunion report from Eunice Huntsman, 
Reunion chairman. 

Dear "25ERS": If ever anyone wished an 
Aladdin's carpet to whisk each one of you 
who was not there in Andover that first 
week-end in June, back to our grand old 
school in the beautiful old town, it was 
"yours truly." We had a glorious, refreshing 
visit and felt twenty-five years younger when 
we left than when we arrived. Saturday 
noon as Fritz Howard O'Brien, Ruth Davies 
Van Wagenen and I approached the school 
and started around the Circle we immedi- 
ately spied Elaine Boutwell von Weber and 
Eleanor Bodwell Pepion. They joined us for 
the Alumnae Meeting, which was interesting 
and stimulating; and Miss Hearsey's effective 
way of telling us the worth and power of 
scholarships by reading letters from an ardent 
girl who so much wanted to come to Abbot, 
were both entertaining and moving. Polly 
Francis Loesch who is continuing as president 
of the Alumnae Association, carried on a 
friendly, informal meeting, with many nice 
little humorous touches. 

In the attractive Bailey dining room at 
the Alumnae Luncheon we found Dorothy 
Beeley Marsh and Ethel Doyle Garner, as well 
as "Bubbles" Burtnett Horle and her twelve 
year old daughter, Judy; and also Barbie 
Nelson Twombly. Never did tongues wag 
faster! 

One of the things that impressed me most 
was the fact that we haven't changed either, 
fundamentally! 

After lunch we went through the agony of 
picture taking, and we doubtless will show, 
and cause, agony when the pictures are seen. 
We went to the Chickering reading room 
and read the letters from you girls who had 
been good enough to write. You know that 
Betty Lincoln Burr died in December, leaving 
three parentless children, who, I believe, are 
going to live with her brother. Her husband 
lost his life in the service. She was wonderful 
those last months, when she knew she 
couldn't get well. She planned everything 
beautifully, and took care of everything so 
that all would go smoothly as possible after 
she had gone. 

Annie Dunn Estes Mayo had been "lost" 
until just before Commencement. She 
writes of her family: "I have been married to 
the same man all these years. I have two 
lovely children; Bill, my pride and joy is 21, 
fresh out of college. He has come into the 



business with John, and we are delighted to 
have him around for awhile. My baby Ann 
is a charming young lady of 19, a junior at 
the University of Texas. I am of course my 
same lovely, charming (?) self — many gray 
hairs and many years older." Address: Mrs. 
John Mayo, 7004 Casa Loma, Dallas 14, 
Texas. "Mac" McDougall Hay couldn't re- 
turn as she was attending the graduation of 
her son Eddie from Gov. Dummer Academy. 
Although "Mittie" Mittendorf Seidel wanted 
to reune, she couldn't; but her daughter 
Maxine has entered Abbot this fall. She 
keeps in touch with Betsey Righler Farrar 
Emmy Lou Wylie Kuhn, and Chub Thomp- 
son Camp, whose daughter Lloyd is also in 
Abbot with Nancy Farrar. Does anyone 
know the address for Alfreda Stanley Tilling- 
hast? She was last in Colombia, South 
America. Owing to the death of her aunt, 
Doris Von Culin Breyer was unable to come. 
Libby Ward Saunders was on a trip to Color- 
ado with her husband. Manon Wood Hale 
wrote: "Besides having a family, a girl 
Sandra 13, and a boy John 7 years old, I 
have worked for the Social Security Adminis- 
tration for the past twelve years, so when you 
are sixty-five come to me (?) and I'll take 
your claims — maybe!!" Gertie Holbrook is 
busy with designing and advertising. Ruth 
Davies Van Wagenen lives in Syracuse, N. Y. 
has three childrenjoan 19, Bob 16, and Ruth 
12. She also helps her husband in his business. 
Fritz Howard O'Brien is carrying on her 
occupational therapy work in a New York 
hospital. She was a Wave for three years. 
Elaine Boutwell von Weber has just returned 
fro.n Ita'y where she. again studied voice. 
Eleanor Bodwell Pepion lives in West Hart- 
ford, Conn. Barbie Nelson Twombly is the 
wife of an Episcopal minister in North 
Andover. Her twins, Alexander and Ann, 
are eleven years old and little Billy is four. 
Bubbles Burtnett Horle and her Judy were 
present from El Paso, Texas. We were sorry 
to miss Johnnie, aged seven. Dot Beeley's 
husband is an engineer; she is living at pre- 
sent in Worcester. At dinner we discovered 
Phyllis Yates Shields, who is working for a 
candy concern in Baltimore, specializing in 
"Personnel and Labor Relations." The high 
spot of Commencement was on Monday. 
The feeling of how much Abbot means to 
us, just flooded over us, the awareness of the 
rich heritage we have to carry with us al- 
ways, of the real values in life. The proces- 
sion was thrilling — first the bagpipe band 



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which adds so much to it, then the fine 
group of trustees and faculty headed by 
Miss Hearsey and Dr. Theodore Ferris of 
Trinity Church in Boston, then last but not 
least, the girls themselves who looked so 
lovely and marched so beautifully. 

We want now to start planning for our 
30th. I'm taking the liberty of asking you 
girls if you would have any desire to con- 
tribute to the class gift to the Scholarship 
Fund. You have received the appeal. The 
class has given to date $20., when the 25- 
year class usually gives a substantial sum. 
The 30-year class announced a gift of $200.! 
I leave it with each one of you that no gift is 
too large or too small. 

Hoping to see you before, and at our 30th! 

Eunie 

1926 

Carol Bridgham Ricard writes of a second 
son, Jules Achille, born August 26, 1949. 
Gilbert Jr. is 8. 

Katharine Clay's husband, Charles H. 
Sawyer, Dean of the Yale School of Fine 
Arts, received the degree of Doctor of Hu- 
mane Letters in June from Amherst College. 

Frances Flagg Sanborn's youngest daugh- 
ter Patsy has entered Abbot. Anne is a sen- 
ior-mid. 

Married: Jean J. Donald to Worth Frank- 
lin Manus, September 23, 1950, in Marble- 
head. Her sister Helen Donald Coupe 1920, 
was her attendant. Address: 1327 Clairmont 
Circle, Decatur, Georgia. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arnold S. 
Wood (Barbara Bloomfieldj, 101 West 
Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass. 

1927 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Flora Skinner, 
42 Park Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

1928 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 101 Arch St., 
Redwood City, Cal. 

1929 

Rosamond Wheeler has a signed column 
of "Boston Briefs" in the San Francisco 
Chronicle on Sundays, in addition to her 
regular job on the Boston Herald. She has 
been appointed to the Smith College Alum- 
nae Association's education committee, 
planning the yearly Alumnae College at 
reunion time. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. Ken- 



nedy (Roberta Kendall), 87 Cooper Ave., 
■ Upper Montclair, N.J. 

1930 

Reunion Report from Janice Lovell Jenkins. 

Greetings everyone: June 3rd was a great 
day for the class of '30. We had 16 registra- 
tions — a fine showing with six states repre- 
sented. It really was fun! You'd be sur- 
prised that no one has changed a bit. That's 
what everyone said, "You haven't changed a 
bit!" Well, be that as it will, the Abbot 
spirit is still the same in us all, making the 
bond of friendship and loyalty stronger as 
the years go by. 

We enjoyed the Alumnae Meeting, 
luncheon, and then a cosy gabfest at Posy 
Castle Olivetti's home. Most of the news that 
day was in the May Bulletin. Grace Hadley 
MacMillan, who was married to Richard V. 
MacMillan on May 26, in Iowa City, sent 
a clever telegram. Our president Kathie 
Fellows Ingraham also had sent a written 
greeting. These were much appreciated. 
Several of us stayed to supper in the school 
dining room and to Draper Dramatics. A 
full and very pleasant day. If any of you have 
not returned to Abbot recently you have a 
treat in store, for the new buildings and re- 
decorated rooms are lovely, full of charm 
and warmth. 

My own summer has been most interest- 
ing. Part of my husband's duties as Youth 
Director at the Manchester, N. H., YMCA 
is directing their summer camp in Alton, 
N. H. I found being a helper in the many 
projects wholly absorbing. There is a thrill in 
working with children on a large scale. Our 
four seemed plenty at times. We had our 
two boys, 13 and 3^; and the girls 13 and 
1 1 , were at a camp nearby. Our oldest 
daughter has been a Junior Counsellor for 
two years and loves it. Guess we are all 
campers from now on. 

Send in your news. 

Those present were: Louise Atkinson Duns- 
ford, Ruth Baker Johnson, Donna Brace 
Kroeck, Posy Castle Olivetti, Kay Foster 
Rainbolt, Barbara Healey Holland, Christine 
Hollands Struck, Barbara Lamson Cummings, 
Sylvia Larson Briggs, Janice Lovell Jenkins, 
Nini Owsley Warwick, Mary Shepard Wiley, 
Marianna Smith Hile, Betty Southworth Sut- 
ton, Elizabeth Tarr Morse, Midge Turner 
Fisher. Midge Turner Fisher has three 
daughters, 12 10, 4^ years. She has had a 
"brownie troupe" for three years. 



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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Balin 
(Florence Gardner) a daughter, Priscilla 
Alden, May 17, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Lewis (Eliza- 
beth Perry) a third child and second daugh- 
ter, Elsie Carol, August 17. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frank E. 
Johnson (Ruth Baker), 77 Bartlett St., 
Winthrop, Mass. 

1931 

Marion Burridge Cleveland reports the 
adoption in February of a baby boy, George 
Lander Cleveland. The baby has recently 
been ill with polio. 

Born: To Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Glisson 
Jr. (Frances Scudder), a fourth child and 
third son, Robert Anderson, April 22, 1950. 

Willa Woodbury Stewart has written of the 
death of her 8J/2 year old son, Larry Jr., on 
April 6, 1950, after two major operations. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Francis Hol- 
land (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard St., 
East Lansing, Michigan. 

1933 

Married: Mary C. Mahoney (non '33) to 
Peyton Howard Moss, June 17, 1950, in 
New York. Address: 120 Waverly Place, 
New York City. 

1934 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Lovett C. Peters 
(Ruth Stott) a third child and second son, 
Daniel Stott, August 4, 1950, in St. Louis, 
Mo. 

Mary Flaherty Savage's husband has suf- 
ficiently recovered from polio to operate a 
manual control car. 

Cassandra Kinsman Dexter has adopted 
her third child. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Achille Loria 
(Sally O'Reilly), c/o F. W. O'Reilly, Lock 
Haven, Pa. 

1935 

Reunion Report by Doris Anderson Clark. 

The Class of 1935, represented by Eleanor 
Johnson Dutoit, Shirley Smith King, Frances 
McTernen Coan, Ellen Rivinius Hill, Barbara 
Chamberlain MacCready, Elizabeth Morgan 
Foster (ex '35) and Doris Anderson Clark, had 
a pleasant and successful reunion. We 
browsed appreciatively through the new 
buildings in the afternoon, and reminisced 
peacefully in Miss Bailey's Memorial Garden. 

Sometime since our last reunion, a garden- 
er had dug up the remnants of our class 
treasure. A charming china dog, complete 



with name tape, was returned to Shirley 
Smith, and there was many a peal of girl- 
ish (?) laughter over the class prophecy and 
a black volume of quotes from T. S. Eliot. 

We are sure our classmates will be as 
pleased as we with our decision, at our 15th 
reunion, to give Si 5. to the memorial fund 
for Mr. Howe, because he means so much to 
us, and because Martha was in our class. 
Miss Hearsey tells us such a fund has been 
started, and will probably be used for an 
annual music prize. We missed all the rest 
of you. Come next time! 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John H. McClen- 
nan (Jane Dawes) a third daughter, Elizabeth 
Dawes (Betsy) March 7. Joanne the oldest is 
entering primary grade. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 26 Magnolia 
St., Bergenfield, N.J. 

1936 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green 
(Ann-Lawrence Dodge) a daughter, Ann- 
Lawrence, May 29, 1950. Anne is again liv- 
ing in Newburyport. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John L. Simonds (Mary 
Trafton) a third child, and second son, 
William Trafton, August 10, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S. 
Loring (Anne Russell), Box 70, Bedford, Pa. 

1937 

Elizabeth Inman Kirkpatrick is trying her 
hand at farming in Boylston, Mass. Her two 
boys are Bobby 6, and Murray 3. 

Married: Geraldine J. Peck to Henry 
Davis Rockwell Jr., June 8, in Andover. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson 
(Lucy Hulburd) a son, James Penniman, 
August 6, 1950, at Cambridge-on-Tyne, 
England. 

To Mr. and Mrs. George S. Stothoff 
(Ruth Rose), a son, Stewart Lasher, Febru- 
ary 25, 1950. Address: Ardsley-on-Hudson, 
N. Y. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Warren E. 
Sumner (Cynthia Holbrook), 3 Marion 
Ave., Auburn, Mass. 

1938 

Betty McBride Chapman has moved to 
Norfolk, Virginia, as her husband is on the 
staff of the Armed Forces Staff College. 

Married: Joan Brown to Harold Sumner 
Small. October 14, in New York City. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Sears Williams 



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(Norma Forsyth) a second child, a daughter, 
Elizabeth Sears Williams II, April 10, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Lawson Jr. 
(Joan Hubbard), a second son, Bruce 
Marshall, April 26. Jud is 5}^ years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John A. Faggi (Jeanne 
Sawyer), a second child, a daughter, Cyn- 
thia Butler, September 4, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Melby (Jean 
Tilton), a third son, David Stanley, Decem- 
ber 31, 1949. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. Pear- 
son (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kaiser 
Jr. (Barbara Bellows), a son, William Martin 
Kaiser 3rd, October 1 1, in Milwaukee, Wise. 

1940 

Mrs. Gertrude E. Hall, mother of Mar- 
guerite Hall Crum, died September 1950, in 
Salem, Mass. 

Anne Schoepflin Ryder has moved back to 
California as her husband is working for 
Chrysler. Chuck is 7 and is starting second 
grade. Dave was born December 29, 1949, 
"and is full of laughs." Address: 620 Glen- 
wood Rd., Glendale 1, Cal. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hogan Jr. (Gisela 
Bolton), a third child, and second son, 
David Stephen. June 27, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. England 
(Phyllis Crocker), a daughter, Marilyn, 
July 25, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Sollenberger 
(Elizabeth Travis), a second son, Richard 
Duffield, June 5, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Hockmeyer 
(Elizabeth Weaver) a second son, Bradley 
Clark, September 17, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur S. Davis (Rachel 
Whitney) a son, Wilbur Marshall Jr., Sep- 
tember 14, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edmund W. 
Nutting (Mary Howard), 46 Cross St., West 
Newton, Mass. 

1941 

Luther W. Packard, father of Polly Packard 
Blackmore '41, and Lucille non '42, died 
September 6, 1950, in Ashland, N. H. 

Helen Stott has taken a course in music at 
the summer session at Colorado College. 
She is in charge of music at the Springside 
School, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. 

Engaged: Verniece Moody to Shields 



Bishop. Verniece is head of the polio unit at 
the Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. 
Mr. Bishop is employed by an industrial re- 
search foundation in Columbus. 

Married: Edith White to Donald Walker 
Bechtel, August 25, in Newton Highlands, 
Mass. Edith graduated from Pembroke Col- 
lege and the Management Training Pro- 
gram at Radcliffe. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McDonough 
(Joan Belden), a second son, Gary Lewis, 
May 18, 1950. Tommy was 5 years old in 
July. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cesarini (Alda 
Grieco) a son, John Grieco, May 18, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William W. Boddington 
(Josephine Hartwell), a second son, William 
Gile, called Tim, June 9, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. David C. Park (Nancy 
Kelley), a second child, a daughter Natasha 
Lee June 25, 1950. Address: 9045 N.E. 
Marine Drive, Portland 20, Oregon. 

To Dr. and Mrs. James C. Roberts Jr. 
(Elizabeth Killian), a daughter, Catherine 
Elizabeth, August 23, 1950, in St. Louis. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hakanson 
(Bonney Wilson), a second daughter "Jody" 
August 13, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Sue Long, 
405 East 54th St., New York 22, N. Y. 

1942 

Married: Marilyn K. Barlow to Harry C. 
Bean Jr., August 16, 1950, in Hartford, Conn. 

Gloria Caldarone to David Joseph Hegar- 
ty, June 14, 1950 in Methuen. Her cousin, 
Beverly deCesare '47 was her maid of honor. 
She is living in Buffalo, N. Y., where Mr. 
Hegarty is attending Canisius College. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacPherson 
(Mary Margaret Boynton) a daughter, Cora 
Margaret, August 3, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Jarrold (Helen 
Craig) a second child, Wendy Ann, August 
5, in Wichita, Kansas. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips Marsden Jr. 
(Marjorie Dean), a second child, a daugh- 
ter, Lynn Dean, April 29, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Sanner 
(Miriam Douglas), a daughter, Janet Ellen, 
May 21, 1950. New address: Box 276, Rich- 
lands, Virginia. 

To Dr. and Mrs. Donald L. Burnham 
(Mary Elizabeth Dunaway), a third child, 
and second daughter, Diane, June 8, 1950. 



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To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Simpson Jr. 
(Nancy Ferns), a daughter, Deborah 
Jeanne, September 27, 1950. 

To Commander and Mrs. Joseph M. Mc- 
Dowell (Diantha Hamilton), a daughter, 
Melissa, August 24, 1949. After spending a 
year in Europe Diantha is now living in 
Washington, D. C. 
To 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Fordyce Gayton (Gretch- 
en Roemer), a daughter, Henrietta, May 7, 
1950. New address: 550 Perkins Drive, War- 
ren, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Bernstein (Ruth 
Snider), a second daughter, Amy, May 4, 

I950- 

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Beale (Margaret 
Stuart), a second child, a son, James Martin 
Jr., June 14, 1950. Margaret's mother, Har- 
riet Sanford Stuart 1919, died April 15, 1950. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hale (Ann Zeitung) 
a daughter, Mary Louise, June 3, 1950. 

Elsie Williams Kehaya wrote Miss Hearsey 
a very interesting letter from Paris this sum- 
mer, telling of her experiences travelling in 
India, where she went to join her husband 
who was taken ill there while on a business 
trip. 

1943 

Married: 

Helen S. Barss to William L. Schneider, 
August 19, 1950, in Andover. Betty Hardy 
Verdery '42, was her matron of honor. Ad- 
dress: Andover, Mass. 

Margaret Howard to Harry Brown Long, 
September 16, 1950, in Pottstown, Pa. 

Themis Sarris to Peter George Ellis, Sep- 
tember 9, 1950, in Amherst, Mass. 

Born: To Dr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Mulford 
(Esther Smith), a daughter, Esther Smith, 
April 26, 1950. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Barry 
Jr. (Bunny Hamper) a daughter, Justine 
Elizabeth, March 1, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter Huide- 
koper (Mary Alice Beckman), 70 Loring 
Rd., Weston, Mass. 

1944 

Charlotte Leland is office assistant to Dr. 
William Lennox, specialist in epilepsy at the 
Children's Hospital, Boston. 

Martha Strater is spending a year in Paris 
for study in design, sculpture and painting. 

Margi Trains Atwood is now living at 
Apple Hill Farm, Talcott Notch Rd., Farm- 
ington, Conn. Her husband is working for 



National Fire Insurance Co., and Margi is 
with the Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Co., both in Hartford. 
Married: 

Louise Honnen to Russell Thayer Tutt, 
August 12, in Colorado Springs, Col. Ad- 
dress: Garden City, Kansas. 

Elizabeth G. Rich to James Larnard 
Ferguson, June 17, 1950. Address: 46 Shep- 
ard St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Marion Stevens to Edward Monroe Har- 
ris Jr., September 16, 1950, in Short Hills, 
N. J. Address: c-o Mr. Churchill Rodgers, 
Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Warren W. John- 
son (Jacquelin Calvin) a son, Warren Wade, 
June 19, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris Jr. (Marion Stevens), c-o Mr. Chur- 
chill Rodgers, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

1945 

Engaged: Elizabeth Brown to Dr. Robert 
Sirkosky Gordon Jr., resident physician at 
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y. 

Engaged: Janet Redman to Dr. S. Rich- 
ardson Hill. Dr. Hill, a resident in Medicine 
at North Carolina Baptist Hospital is now on 
active service with the army air force. Janet 
is a technician at Peter Bent Brigham Hos- 
pital, Boston. 
Married: 

Ann C. Bushnell to Charles W. Bailey, 
September 9, 1950, in Williamstown, Mass. 
She will live in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Ann C. Hill to Milbourne T. Gates, June 
17, in Red Bank, N. J. Her sister Peggy Hill 
Bell, '42, was her only attendant. She will 
live in Montclair, N.J. 

Janet Craig to Frederick Williams Ed- 
wards Jr., May 30, 1950, in Boston. 

Helen Hodges to William Stuart Peppier 
Jr., June 10, 1950, in North Andover. Mary 
Jane '45 was her sister's maid of honor. Ad- 
dress: 350 East 33rd St., New York City. 

Mary Jane Kurth to Dr. Edward Espey 
Longbaugh, June 17, 1950, in Lawrence. 
Janet Redman '45 was her maid of honor. 
Address: 434 East 70th St., Apt. A, New 
York City. 

Shirley Sawyer to Dr. Mortimer Lee Wil- 
liams, July 1, 1950, in Andover. Her sister, 
Doris Sawyer Hoar '40, was her matron of 
honor. Shirley will complete her senior year 
at Goucher College. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bacon (Barbara 



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Ball) a daughter Lindsay Gordon, June 10, 
1950. New address: 2913 Concord St., Flint, 
Michigan. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Pawle (Mar- 
tha A. Boynton) a son, Reginald Hazard, 
March 19, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Hans O. Helland (Pa- 
tricia Cross), a daughter, Karen Kirner, July 
4. 1950. Karen's announcement came in the 
form of an impressive legal document. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Cheney 
(Sally Leavitt), a daughter, Dorothy Leavitt, 
August 24, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John S. LeFeber (Su- 
zanne Leland), a son, David John, Septem- 
ber 12, 1950. Address: 7901 No. Links Circle, 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

Anne Weston attended Katherine Gibbs 
last year, and hopes to get a job this fall. 

Andree Luce while studying for her mas- 
ter's degree at Mills College served as an 
assistant to Mills Art Gallery Director, Dr. 
Sidney Kaplan. This summer she has spent 
in Paris for further study in the art history 
field. This fall she is assistant to Mr. George 
Lee, Curator of Oriental Art at the Brooklyn 
Museum. Address: 439 East 51st St., New 
York City. 

Cynthia Smith has begun her six months 
of clinical practice in Physical Therapy in 
San Francisco Hospitals. Her present ad- 
dress is: 21 15 Broderick, San Francisco. 

Ann Dorsel writes of her work with a 
committee which is interested in the Chil- 
dren's International Summer Villages Inc. 
"The idea is to bring six children, two 
parents, and two teachers from each of ten 
countries to a camp on the outskirts of Cin- 
cinnati where they will meet the eight 
American delegates and form a miniature 
world council. The idea is not to have them 
come to see and enjoy America, rather to 
have them learn to live with each other and 
understand each other. The children will be 
between ten and twelve years old." 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Molly Rob- 
bins, 75 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, New 
York. 

1946 

Sally Allen Waugh is director of the Volun- 
teer Service at the Lawrence General Hos- 
pital, Lawrence. 

Barbara Biddle received her M.A., from 
Connecticut College, and hopes to get a job 
in Y.W.C.A. work. 

Ellen Brumback graduated from Wellesley 



last June and is now attending a business 
school in Toledo, Ohio. 

Engaged: Mary P. Burton to Douglas 
Hyde Yarbrough of Fullerton, Cal. She 
plans to be married in the fall and will live 
in California. 

Norma Clayton has spent the summer at 
the Middlebury French School earning her 
credits for her M.A. in French. This fall she 
"intends to spend two or three months learn- 
ing shorthand and then get a job with an 
export company in New York, studying 
evenings for M.A. credits." Present address is 
15 Sheldon St., Watertown, Mass. 

Jenny Copeland received her B.A. from 
Wells College in June. She has spent the 
summer in Europe and has as yet no definite 
plans for fall. 

Virginia Finney graduated from the 
Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 
in Baltimore on September 23. 

Nancy Hellweg graduated from Benning- 
ton and is studying occupational therapy at 
Columbia. 

Pat Hogan spent the summer in England, 
Scotland and Ireland after her graduation 
from Bennington. She hopes to spend the 
winter doing further study in acting in 
either Dublin or London. 

Mary Louise Howe graduated from Mt. 
Holyoke and spent "a very wonderful and 
exciting summer in Europe." She hopes to 
find a job now. 

Frances Little received her A.B. in Eng- 
lish from the University of Michigan. 

Luetta Robertson Kolflat, senior in science in 
Purdue University, received an award for a 
prize winning play. 

Mary Taylor following her graduation 
from the Boston Bouve School of Physical 
Education has a position at the Columbus 
School for Girls, Columbus, Ohio. 

Carolyn Teeson graduated from Syracuse 
University in June with a B.S. degree. This 
summer she organized a party of students 
for European travel. Her mother Marian 
Martin Teeson 191 3 and her father met her 
in London in August. 

Married: Louise L. Doyle to Arthur A. 
Collins, September 16, in Andover. 

Katharine Johnson to Hollis Robbins, 
June 14, following her graduation from 
Wheaton. Address: 701 Pleasant St., Bel- 
mont, Mass. 

Hope Whitcomb to Benjamin Ticknor 
Gaillard, May 14, in New Canaan, Conn. 
Her sister-in-law, Nancy Thomas Whitcomb 



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'46, was her matron of honor, and one of her 
bridesmaids was Muriel Greene Balmer '46, 
who came from Lagos, Nigeria. Address: 89 
Killdeer Rd., Hamden, Conn. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Robin- 
son (Barbara Graf), a daughter, Pamela 
Shields, June 8. "A 1968 Abbot graduate!" 

To Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. James (Gene- 
vieve Wright) a daughter, Barbara Mae, 
August 27, Mr. James is a commercial 
artist in Orlando. Address: 2010 Harmon 
Ave., Winter Park, Florida. 

Class Fund Chairman: Miss Mary Burton, 
33 Afterglow Way, Montclair, N. J. 

1947 

Mildred Kreis has been awarded the 
Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship at Bryn 
Mawr College. 

Harriet Sears' father, Richard H. Sears, 
has been appointed principal of Barstow 
School for Girls in Kansas City. He formerly 
was an instructor of Latin at Phillips Acade- 
my. Harriet is studying at the Boston Mu- 
seum of Fine Arts. 

Engaged: Emily Jane Brown to Harry J. 
Nicholas. 

Lucy Dee Chivers to E. L. Bixby. 

Nancy Hamilton to Donald Reed Eglee, a 
cousin of Nancy Scripture '47. Nancy gradu- 
ated from Briarcliff a year ago and is now 
attending DePauw Univ. where she is major- 
ing in psychology and education. She has 
pledged Delta Gamma Sorority. 
Married: 

Margery Anne Chandler to Theodore 
Nicholas Andoniadis, June 9, at Media, Pa. 

L.Jane Lewis to Jerome Bernard Gleason, 
June 24. Address: 35 West 89th St., New 
York City. 

Mary Lee G. Peck to Winthrop Woods 
Brow, September 23, at Atkinson, N. H. 
Ethel Bolton Henderson '42, was one of her 
bridesmaids. Address: 62 11 Utah Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D. C. Mary is complet- 
ing her college work at George Washington 
University, transferring from Mt. Holyoke. 
Her husband transferred to the same univer- 
sity from Amherst, and has a teaching posi- 
tion. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bolton 
(Barbara Dean), a daughter, July 19. 

To Mr. and Mrs. George S. Ives (Barbara 
Turner) a daughter, Elizabeth Turner, June 
26. New address: 10 Barrel Rd., Levittown, 
N. Y. 



Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jean Ritchey, 
2 1 Raiders Lane, Darien, Conn. 

1948 

Frances Brumback is attending Ohio Wes- 
leyan after her graduation from Pine Manor 
Junior College in June. 

Sue Davis graduated from Pine Manor and 
is now attending the Tobe-Coburn School 
for Fashion Careers in New York. Address: 
35 East 68th St., New York. 

Betty McConnel graduated from Briar- 
cliff and plans to attend a fashion design 
school in Pittsburgh, and study piano. 

Renate Sides completed her work at Pine 
Manor and has transferred to Radcliffe 
College. 

Helen Taylor graduated from Colby 
Junior College and is taking a one-year 
course at Katharine Gibbs in New York. 

Married, Alicia Cooper to Barry Wright 
Jr., October 14, in Rome, Georgia. 

Engaged: Sally Hughes to Richard Stew- 
art Carr Jr. 

Married: Nancy Douglass to Hugh Mont- 
gomery Smith, April 4, in Washington, 
D. C. Address: 414 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

Emily Jane Hemsath to Roger Haines 
McElroy, July 8, in Ada, Ohio. Address: 321 
W. Livingston St., Celina, Ohio. 

Salley Ann Macartney to William Joseph 
Osborn, August 19, in Hampstead, N. H. 
Address: RFD Rte. 1, Box 130, Moodus, 
Conn. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

1949 

Margaret Black is attending Emerson 
College. 

Camilla Titcomb has transferred to Jack- 
son College. 

Jane Woolverton is senior class president 
at Briarcliff Junior College. She has been 
a member of the Arts Club, the Drama Club, 
the Steering Com. and the 1950 May Court. 

Married: Joyce Hall to Robert Thomas 
Bell, ATL, USA, June 12, in San Diego, 
Cal. Joyce writes "Bob is out near Korea. 
He expects to be back in December and we 
hope to be in California for eight months at 
least." 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, N. Y. 



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Non 1950 

Married: Harriet C. Lattin to Joseph 
Wayne Dunlap Jr., June 9, in Short Hills, 
N.J. Address: Seeley Lake, Montana. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior St., Chippewa Falls, 
Wisconsin. 

Class of 1950 in College 

Joan Aldrich, Connecticut 

Cynthia Atwood, Endicott Junior College 

Marjorie Baker, Alfred University 

Barbara B. Baldwin, Smith 

Patricia Barry, Centenary Junior College 

Mary Bixby, Smith 

Noelle Blackmer, Radcliffe 

Dorothy Bowman, Duke University 

Elizabeth Bradley, Smith 

Patricia Burke, Wellesley 

Alison Carter, Vassar 

Constance Corey, Bucknell 

Jane Currier, DePauw 

Georgette Davis, Bryn Mawr 

Tove Dithmer, Connecticut 

Margaret Doane, University of Texas 

Ruth Doherty, Bennett Junior College 

Anne Dunsford, Colby Junior College 

Cynthia Faigle, Syracuse University 

Beverley Flather, Pembroke 

Jane Gafill, Smith 



Roberta Gibbon, Northwestern University 

Elizabeth Goodspeed, Connecticut 

Nancy Gray, Wellesley 

Mary Jane Greenwald, Wheaton 

Joyce Griffin, Ohio Wesleyan 

Ann Hartwell, University of Colorado 

Ann Higgins, Wellesley 

Julia Holt, Smith 

Coralie Huberth, Colby Junior College 

Nora Johnson, Smith 

Caroline Kimberly, Sweetbriar 

Margaretta Kitchell, Briarcliffe Junior College 

Dorothy Lambert, Radcliffe 

Judith Lange, Washington University 

Mary Louise Lester, Mt. Holyoke 

Ann Lindamood, Smith 

Margaret Mary Lurton, Cornell 

Ann Merriwether, Mt. Holyoke 

Ann Moser, Carleton 

Elizabeth Moss, Wellesley 

Jane Pope, Middlebury 

Valerie Purviance, at home 

Deborah Redfield, Middlebury 

Alice Russell, Wheaton 

Jane Russell, Smith 

Nancy Shulze, Simmons 

Barbara Somers, Centenary Junior College 

Eva Sontum, Middlebury 

Sarah Stevens, Wheaton 

Sally Stilson, Northwestern University 

Joy Sturgis, University of Pennsylvania 

Ann Westhaver, Mt. Holyoke 

Gloria Yoffa, Bates 




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ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 18 



FEBRUARY, 1951 



Issue 2 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Ave. 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard! 

49 Cross Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 



OFFI CERS— 1 950- 1 952 

Clerk 
Mrs. George K. Sanborn 
(Frances Flagg) 
Hidden Field 

Andover, Mass. 



Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
57 Salem Street 
Andover, Mass. 



General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 

1945-1951 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 
(Helen Allen) 
246 Glen Road 
Weston 93, Mass. 

1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, N. Y. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 
(Ruth Baker) 
77 Bartlett Road 
Winthrop, Mass. 



CHICAGO 
Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 



CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Charles G. Lincoln 
(Barbara Waite) 
75 Outlook Avenue 
West Hartford 7, Conn. 



DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 
1819 Washington Blvd. 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Frederick P. Hill 
(Louise Douglass) 
31 Webster Avenue, N. 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 
Mrs. E. Meigs Pease 
(Eunice Meigs) 
Chatsworth Gardens 
Larchmont, N. Y. 



OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 

Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OHIO, SOUTHERN 
Miss Ann Dorsel 
Route 15, Box 125 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 

Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. George H. Jackson 
(Gertrude Miller) 
515 North McKean Street 
Butler, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



Winter and Spring Calendar 1951 

January 14 Vespers, The Rev. Wilfred Bunker, The Congregational Church, Durham, 

N. H. 

January 20 The Holbrooks, "Scenes from Famous Plays." 

January 21 Vespers, The Rev. Roy L. Minich, D.D., The First Church, Maiden 

January 28 Vespers, Hymn Singing 

January 30 to February 1, Seniors at Intervale 

February 3 Concert, Mrs. Willet Eccles and Mr. Carl Thorp 

February 4 Vespers, The Rev. Peter Y. F. Shih, Chinese Church of New England, Boston 

February 11 Vespers, Rabbi Irving A. Mandel, Temple Shalom, Newtonville 

February 17 Student Recital 

February 18 Music Festival at Phillips Academy 

February 24 Abbot-Governor Dummer Glee Club Concert at Abbot 

February 25 Vespers, The Rev. Robert G. Metters, Emmanuel Church, Boston 

March 3 Abbot Senior Prom 

March 4 Abbot and Phillips Academy Choirs sing Requiem at Phillips Academy 

Vespers, The Rev. John T. Golding, Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill 
March 11 Vespers, The Rev. James T. Cleland, D.D., The Divinity School, Duke Uni- 

versity 
March 17 A.D.S. Play 

March 18 Vespers, Abbot Christian Association, Northfield 

March 21 Gym and Dance Exhibition 

March 22 Spring Vacation to April 4 



SPRING TERM 

April 7 Alan Pierce, "The World Cruising Yankee", colour movie lecture 

April 8 Vespers, The Rev. Frederic B. Kellogg, Chaplain to Episcopal Students 

April 13 Trustees Meeting at Abbot; Exhibition of Dance by Students. 

April 14 Mr. Harry Kobialka, Violin Recital, Miss Friskin, Accompanist 

April 15 Vespers, Abbot Christian Association 

April 21 Abbot-Exeter Glee Club Concert at Exeter 

April 22 Vespers, The Rev. J. Edgar Park, D.D., President Emeritus, Wheaton College 

April 28 Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta "Iolanthe", Junior Class 

April 2g Vespers, The Rev. Howard L. Rubendall, Headmaster, Mount Hermon 

School 
May 5 Abbot Birthday Bazaar 

May 6 Vespers, Abbot Choir 

May 12 Mrs. Maxine Berlitz Vollmer, "Why We Talk The Way We Do" 

May 13 Vespers, The Rev. Sidney Lovett D.D., Chaplain, Yale University 

May 20 Concert, by Miss Kate Friskin and Mr. Raymond Coon 

May 25 Senior-Mid Picnic; Speech Recital 

May 26 Field Day 

June 1 Rally Night 

June 2 Alumnae Day; Draper Dramatics 

June 3 Baccalaureate Sermon, The Rev. William E. Park, D.D., President Northfield 

Schools 
Tree and Ivy Planting; Commencement Concert 
June 4 Graduation Exercises, Address by The Rev. Herbert Gesork, D.D., President 

of Andover-Newton Theological School 



Candidates for Nomination for Alumna Trustee 



The nominating committee of the Alumnae Association presents the 
following candidates for nomination for the Abbot Board of Trustees. Vote 
for one, to serve for six years, 1951-1957. 

Nominating committee: Virginia Gay d'Elseaux (Mrs. F. C.) 1928, 
chairman; Jane Holt Atkinson (Mrs. T.) 1919, Anne Rivinius Wild (Mrs. R.) 
1940. 



CANDIDATES 




Lloyd Pierce, Abbot 1939, (Mrs. Malcolm K. 
Smith Jr.), The Gow School, South Wales, 
New York. 

Married 1942; graduated from Bryn Mawr 
College 1943. Has two daughters, seven and 
four years old. 

President of her college class, now class treasurer 
and collector 1950-1954. 

Lecturer in History of Art, Gow School, where 
her husband is an instructor. 




Louise Risley, Abbot 1937, (Mrs. H. Guyford 
Stever), 36 Fairmont St., Belmont, Massachu- 
setts. 

Smith College 1941. Simmons College, Master 
of Science 1946, degree in Medical Social Serv- 
ice. 

Married 1946, has two children, a son and 
daughter, four and two years of age. Her hus- 
band is assistant professor at M.I.T., in aero- 
nautical engineering. 

She is active in Boston Junior League and the 
Belmont League of Women Voters. 



The Abbot Treasurer, Burton S. Flagg, 
Announces Gifts 

Received since October 

From a parent, $2000, to be used at the "uncontrolled discretion of the 
Board of Trustees", with this comment: 

"Real education is association with persons of character. That 
was what we hoped for in selecting Abbot; and our hopes were 
fully realized." 

From a parent, $3220, unrestricted, who wrote: 

"Excellent work Abbot is doing in training our youth." 

From the estate of Eliza Atwell Browne 1887, $10,000 unrestricted. It is 
expected by the Executor that Abbot's further participation in this gift 
legacy may reach $6000 to $7000. 

From the estate of Nellie M. Mason, by will; $32088.51. To be known 
as the "Katherine R. Kelsey and Nellie M. Mason Fund", preferably "for 
science", otherwise unrestricted. 

From the estate of Catherine W. Sandford 1899, by will, $2000 un- 
restricted, also certain articles of silver. 

From the estate of Octavia Mathews, former teacher of Spanish, her 
Spanish books. 

Alice Canoune Coates 1930 has presented to the Chickering Room a 
Bible published in 1634, from her father's collection of rare books, and given 
in his memory. 

The Class of 1 940 has started the Joan Webster Memorial Fund, from 
which a book may be given yearly to the Library in her memory. 

From the Class of 1950, a movie projector. 

From Burton S. Flagg, a movie screen. 

Presented to the Abbot Library by Miss Elizabeth Eades and her 
mother, Mrs. Izell, the volume "Landscape Painting" by Kenneth Clark, 
in memory of Miss Alice Bell of Andover. 

Can any finer endorsement be had for a fine American school now in 
its 122nd year than the unsolicited gifts from parents of daughters recently 
graduated; from teachers who have lived with the school and know at 
first hand of its work, its merits and its ideals, and from students who have 
passed through its portals? 

Gifts so muck needed are subject to certain tax exemptions for the donor. 

We hope many more "friends of Abbot" have or are thinking of entering 
a provision in their wills to further strengthen the foundations of Abbot — a 
leading independent school for girls in this country, academically and by 
reputation. 



The Alumnae Association 

The Annual Coffee Party for the Senior Class was held in the Alum- 
nae Office January 20. The class was much impressed with the files, and 
mechanical equipment such as the stencil and addressograph machines. They 
promised to always keep in touch with the office with news and correct 
addresses. 

The Board of the Alumnae Association voted at its fall meeting 
to give $100 to Miss Hearsey to be used in her discretionary fund for the 
benefit of those alumnae daughters who receive scholarship aid. 

The Spring Luncheon of the Alumnae Association and Annual 
Meeting of the Boston Abbot Club will take place Saturday, March 10, 
at Hampshire House, Boston. 

The Alumnae Council will meet at Abbot, March 16 and 17. "The 
purpose of the Council shall be to bring alumnae into closer relationship 
with the School in order that they may understand its problems, and further 
its development." From the Constitution of the Alumnae Association 



Abbot Clubs 

Alumnae are urged to attend one of these club meetings 

Names and addresses of presidents inside front cover 



BOSTON 

February 1. Coffee-dessert meeting 
at the Junior League. Rudolph 
Elie, speaker 

March 10. Luncheon: Alumnae As- 
sociation and Annual meeting of 
the Boston Abbot Club, Hamp- 
shire House, Boston. Speakers, 
Miss Hearsey, Abbot Academy; 
Mr. Geoffrey Harwood, "Back- 
ground of the News." 

CHICAGO 

February 27. Luncheon in honor of 
Miss Hearsey, University Club. 

CONNECTICUT 

Annual luncheon, April 20. Town 
and Country Club, Hartford. 



DETROIT 

February 26. Luncheon in honor of 
Miss Hearsey, Women's City Club 

MAINE, WESTERN 

May 7. Meeting at home of the presi- 
dent, Mrs. Louise Houghton Wells 

NEW YORK 
Spring Luncheon, April 21, at home 
of Mrs. Jack R. Warwick (Mary 
Jane Owsley), 26 Ledgewood Rd., 
Bronxville, N.Y. Miss Hearsey, 
guest of honor. 

PITTSBURGH 

February 24. Tea in honor of Miss 
Hearsey, University Club 



The One Hundred and Twenty-Second 
Commencement 

JUNE FIRST TO JUNE FOURTH 

Friday, June 7, Rally night 

Saturday, June 2, Alumnae Day; Draper Dramatics 

Sunday, June 3, Baccalaureate Sermon; Tree and Ivy planting; Commence- 
ment Concert 

Monday, June 4, Graduation Exercises; Address by The Rev. Herbert Ge- 
sork, D.D., President of the Andover-Newton Theological School. 

REUNION CHAIRMEN 

1901 Evelyn Carter (Mrs. Howard E. Giles), South Woodstock, Vermont 

1906 Rena Porter (Mrs. Hudson B. Hastings), 6 Everit St., New Haven, 
Conn. 

1911 Jessie Wightman (Mrs. Louie S. Jones), 128 High St., Kensington, 
Conn. 

1916 

1921 Frances Gasser (Mrs. Richard K. Stover), Rockwood Rd., Plandome, 
L. I., N. Y. 

1926 Suzanne Loizeaux, Dave Gibson Farm, Plymouth, N. H. 

1931 Faith Chipman (Mrs. Edwin F. Parker), 129 Chapman St., Canton, 

Mass. 

1936 Polly Spear (Mrs. Walter S. Chapin), 672 Chestnut St., Waban, 
Mass. 

1941 Doris Jones (Mrs. Roberts G. Hannegan), 102 Cedar St., Hellertown, 
Pa. 

1946 Katherine Johnson (Mrs. Hollis Robbins), 701 Pleasant St., Belmont, 
Mass. 



REUNION CLASSES! 
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Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund 

Received from April 1, 1950 to February 1, 1951 
$4284 from 399 contributors 



1877 
Florence W. Swan 

1879 
Julia E. Twichell 

1880 
Harriet Smith Wilcox 

1883 
Caroline Bronson 

1886 
Mary Gorton Darling 
Jennie Lanphear Buck 
Frances Swazey Parker 

1887 
Lucy Richardson Hopkins 
Harriet H. Thwing 

1889 
Marion Howard Hutchinson 
Flora Mason 
Alice Newton Judd 
Annis Spencer Gilbert 

1890 
Jessie Guernsey 
Sue Hertz Howard 

1891 
Annie Bull Hardenburgh 
Caroline Goodell 
Alice Hinckley Black 
Katherine Winegarner Spencer 

1892 
Jane B. Carpenter 
Josephine Rounsevel Coffin 

1893 
Caddie Abbott Smith 
Amy Childs Rose 
Anna Finch Andrews 
Edith Magee 
Elizabeth Nichols Bean 

1894 
Mabel Bosher Scudder 
Aida Dunn Furst 
Myra Hayes 
Marion G. Lees 
Betsey Whitaker Gooch 

1895 
Bessie Adams Tryon 
Helen Muzzey 



Isabel Chapin Gould 
Grace Pearson Preston 
May Young Duffy 

1897 
Frances Hinkley Quirnby 
Gertrude Ware Bunce 

1898 
Selina Cook Dunbar 
Charlotte Hardy 
Mabelle Norris Oakley 
Amy Stork Kydd 

1899 
Ruth Childs Young 
Lucy Hegeman Hubbell 
Lilian Mooers Smith 
Leila S. Virgin 
Mary Young Cox 

1900 
Mary Morgan Norwood 
Lottie Redford 
Eleanor Thomson Castle 
Alice Wood Hodgdon 

1 901 
Elizabeth Bacon Greene 
Frieda Billings Cushman 
Ethel Brooks Scott 
Evelyn Carter Giles 
Katherine French Rockwell 
Delight Hall Gage 
Josephine Pope 

1902 
Mildred Chase Drake 
Catherine Deacon Palmer 
Lela Elliott Russell 
Katherine King 
Mildred Mooers Poore 
Honora Spalding 

1903 
Aletta Hegeman 

1904 
Elizabeth Schneider 
Mary Byers Smith 
Julia Wallace Gage 

1905 
Amy Blodgett Moore 
Frances Cutler Knickerbocker 
Fanny Erving Arundale 



1906 
Mary Jordan Goodrich 
Eveline Korn 

Constance Parker Chipman 
Rena Porter Hastings 

1907 
Mabel Allen Buxton 
Marjorie Bond Crowley 
Laura Howell 
Louise Richards Rollins 
Gertrude LeFevre 
Leonora Parsons Cooper 
Maria Pillsbury Campbell 
Anna May Richards Folsom 
Oena May Whyte Hall 

1908 
Helen Buss Towle 
Gertrude Caunt Barnes 
Jean Dascomb Higgins 
Mary A. Howell 
Esther Parker Lovett 
Katherine Raymond Andrews 
Dorothy Taylor 
Marian Towle Sturgis 
Ruth VanVliet Fawcett 

1909 
Agnes Bertha Ewart 
Edith Gardner Tobey 
Nora Sweeney 
Frances Wright Kimball 

1910 
Clarissa Hall Hammond 
Laura Jackson Austin 
Grace Kellogg 
Persis Mclntire Downey 
Ruth Murray Moore 
Irma Naber 
Ruth Newcomb 
Marion B. Sanford 
Emily Silsby Morgan 
Lydia Skolfield Parsons 
Louise Tuttle Abbott 
Mir a B. Wilson 

1911 
Dorothy Bigelow Arms 
Marion Brown 
Frances Pray 
Henrietta Wiest Zaner 
Jessie Wightman Jones 



igi2 
Hazel Goodrich Waugh 
Barbara Moore Pease 

1913 
Marian Bayley Buchanan 
Cornelia Crittenden 
Helen Danjorth Prudden 
Olga Erickson Tucker 
Gladys Estabrook Blanchard 
Dorothy Perkins Estabrook 
Helene Symmes 
Margaret Wilkins 

1914 

Harriett Bowman Meeker 
Barbara Brown Jones 
Elsie Gleason Sloan 
Helen Hamblet Dyer 
Mary Hildreth 
Olga Sjostrom 
Alice Sweeney 

1915 
Elizabeth Allen Belknap 
Norma Allen Haine 
Rena Atwood Benson 
Muriel Baker Wood 
Marion Barnard Cole 
Marion Brooks 
Phyllis Brooks Stevens 
Helen Bruce Butler 
Bessie Gleason Bowen 
Doris Kishlar Crouch 
Martha Lamberton Osmer 
Mattie Larrabee Whittemore 
Catherine Leach 
Elizabeth Leach 
Charlotte Morris Perot 
Jessie Nye Blodgett 
Gertrude Shackleton Hacker 
Esther Shinn Caldwell 
Ada Wilkey Bull 
Marion Winklebleck Hess 

1916 
Charlotte Eaton 
Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple 
Louise Kimball Jenkins 
Dorothy Niles 
Eugenia Parker 
Dorothy Pillsbury Bartlett 
Helene Sands Brown 
Marion Selden Nash 
Emma Stohn Larrabee 

1917 
Miriam Bacon Chellis 
Frances Cartland 
Harriet Murdock Andersson 



8 



Cornelia Newcomb Lattin 
Cornelia Sargent Battershill 

1918 
Irene Atwood 
Louise Bacon Fuller 
Marian Hubbard Craig 
Emmavail Luce Severinghaus 
Marion McPherson 
Margaret Speer 
Margaret Taylor Stainton 
Margaret VanVoorhis 

1919 
Kathryn Beck Dow 
Gretchen Brown Knights 
Cora Erickson Ayers 
Mildred Frost Eaton 
Jane Holt Atkinson 
Grace Kepner Noble 
Elizabeth Luce Moore 
Marion Nichols Fiore 
Nadine Scovill Young 
Elizabeth Sjostrom Thomson 
Elizabeth Stewart Pieters 

1920 

Margaret Ackroyd Hunt 
Edna Dixon Mansur 
Vivien Gowdy Larabee 
Carolyn Grimes Whittier 
Lillian Grumman 
Katherine Hamblet 
Elizabeth Hawkes Miller 
Katherine Kinney Hecox 
Pauline Miller Patrick 
Muriel Moxley Hubbard 
Justine Pearsall Baker 
Louise Robinson 
Helen Thiel Gravengaard 
Charlotte Vose Clark 
Bertha Worman Smith 
Margaret Worman Thompson 

1921 
Frances Gasser Stover 
Helen Norpell Price 
Mildred Peabody 
Eleanor Voorhees 
Elizabeth Weld Bennett 

1922 
Jane B. Baldwin 
Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson 
Geneva Burr Sanders 
Beatrice Goff 
Caroline Iredell 
Lois Kirkham Hart 
Susana Welborn Osborn 
Dorothy Williams Davidson 



!923 

Nathalie Bartlett Farnsworth 
Martha Butlrick Rogers 
Dorothy Converse 
Dolores Osborne Hall 
Annetta Richards Bryant 
Martha Snyder Purrington 
Mary Smartwood Sinclaire 
Dorothy Taylor Booth 
Eleanor Warren 

1924 
Nancy Chamberlin Newman 
Helen Keating Ott 
Margaret McKee DeYoe 
Elsie Phillips Marshall 
Constance Twichell 
Mary E. Ward 

J 925 
Dorothy Beeley Marsh 
Elizabeth Burtnett Horle 
Charlotte Hanna Beveridge 
Frances Howard O'Brien 
Eunice Huntsman 
Doris VonCulin Breyer 

1926 
Adelaide Black 
Barbara Bloomfield Wood 
Anstiss Bowser Wagner 
Edith Bullen Creden 
Katherine Clay Sawyer 
Ruth Farrington 
Frances Flagg Sanborn 
Patricia Goodwille Blanchard 
M. Suzanne Loizeaux 
Edda Renouf Gould 
Carlotta Sloper 

1927 
Jane Fitch Roland 
Miriam Houdlette Walsh 
Ruth Perry 

1928 
Ruth Cushman Hill 
Virginia Gay d'Elseaux 
Louise Hyde Reilly 
Beatrice Lane Mercer 
Elizabeth Tarr Morse 
Barbara Vail Cristy 

1929 
Louise Anthony Castor 
Catherine Bowden Barnes 
Polly Francis Loesch 
Louise Hollis Black 
M. Jeanette Hubbard 
Dorothy Newcomb Rogers 
Elizabeth Osborne Bacon 
Grace Stephens 






1930 
Louise Atkinson Dunsford 
Ruth Baker Johnson 
Rosamond Castle Olivetti 
Kathie Fellows Ingraham 
Katherine Foster Rainbolt 
Grace Hadley MacMillan 
Jeanne Harrington Farr 
Alma Hill 

Christine Hollands Struck 
Janice Lovell Jenkins 
Mary Owsley Warwick 
Elizabeth Perry Lewis 
Elizabeth Quinby Johnson 
Helen Ripley 
Mary Shepard Wiley 
Elizabeth Southworth Sutton 
Marjorie Turner Fisher 

1931 
Nancy Can Holmes 
Katherine Howell Whittum 
Dorothy Hunt Bassett 
Lisette Micoleau Tillinghast 
Mary Smead ]usten 
Gertrud VanPeursem Bell 

1932 
Helen Allen Henry 
Cynthia James Lovelock 
Eunice Randall 

1933 

Margaret Chase Johnson 
Rozilla Chase Roberts 
Rachel Place Smith 
Martha Wind Finger 

1934 
Cassandra Kinsman Dexter 
Carolyn Muzzy 
Ruth Stott Peters 

1935 
Doris Anderson Clark 
Christine Barnes Mandell 
Evelyn Chappell Swayze 
Jane Dawes McClennan 
Susan Hildreth Goodwin 
Eleanor Johnson DuToit 
Geraldine Johnson 
Elizabeth Morgan Foster 
Katherine Scudder Fraser 
Shirley Smith King 

1936 
Mary Dooley Bragg 
Barbara Reinhart Livingston 
Pauline Spear Chapin 



1937 
Thelma Cutter Leuenberger 
Elisabeth Joost Todd 
Nancy Kincaid Vars 
Elizabeth Melcher Anderson 
Jeanette Partridge Harrison 
Martha Ransom Tucker 

1938 
Rosa Fletcher Crocker 
Anne Simpson White 
Muriel Wood Winet 

1939 
Barbara Bellows Kaizer 
Lucia Buchanan Livingston 
Marjorie MacMullen Freytag 
Ann Oakman Deegan 
Carol Parker Nickse 
Charlotte Skinner Mills 

1940 
Mollie Chase Foster 
Jeanne Cowles Wilson 
Phyllis Crocker England 
Elaine Dalrymple Borowski 
Charlotte Downey Boutin 
Mary Howard Nutting 
Marietta Meyer Ekberg 
Christine Robinson Likins 
Rachel Whitney Davis 

1941 
Joan Belden McDonough 
Nancy Eccles Roome 
Susanne Long 
Julie Nelson Williams 
Anne Selden 
Frances Troub 
Adeline Waterhouse MacKay 

1942 
Jane Bishop 
Miriam Douglas Sanner 
Beatrice Hardy Verdery 
Gretchen Roemer Gayton 
Jane Rutherford 
Thirsa Sands Fuiks 
Ruth Snider Bernstein 
Margaret Stuart Beale 
Elsie Williams Kehaya 

r 943 
Helen Barss Schneider 
Mary Beckman Huidekoper 
Elizabeth A. Peterson 
Elizabeth Garratt Taylor 
Joyce Yqffa Rudolph 

1944 
Nancy Emerson Viele 
Aagot Hinrichsen Cain 



Ruth Kirstein Turkanis 

Theresa Mastrangelo Mahoney 

Elizabeth Reid 

Marion Stevens 

Priscilla Stevens Rutherford 

1945 
Barbara Ball Bacon 
Barbara Beecher 
Esther Bufferd 
Ann Dorsel 
Marion Marsh Birney 
Mariel Mellersh 
Marguerite Moss 
Cynthia Smith 
Mary Taylor 

1946 
Jenny Copeland 
Nancy Thomas Whitcomb 

1947 
Virginia Eason 
Hester Dignan 
Edith Flather 
Sally Humason 
Joan Karelitz 
Joy Kolins 
Martha Morse 
Geraldine Treadway 

1948 
Beth Dignan 
Ellen Dignan 
Fairfield Frank 
Mary Marton 
Janice Ogden 
Mackay Selden 
Barbara Sugar 
Helen Tasche 
Helen Taylor 

!949 
Elinor Bozyan 
Ann Bronough 
Joyce Hall Bell 
Nancy Newhall 
Joan Oven 
Wendy Scott 
Camilla Titcomb 
Johanna West 
Deborah Williams 

1950 
Marion Dignan 
Caroline Kimberly 
Elizabeth Moss 

PAST FACULTY 
Florence Butterfield 



Abbot Clubt 



BOSTON (1892): President, Mrs. Ruth 
Baker Johnson '30; Vice-Presidents, Mrs. 
Margaret Nay Gramkow '27, Mrs. Louise 
Risley Stever '37; Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Pauline Spear Chapin '36; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. Betsy Bennett Ewing; Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Barbara Bloomfield Wood '26; 
Auditor, Mrs. Mary Trafton Simonds; Direc- 
tors, Beverly Brooks. Mona Keith, Mrs. Car- 
olyn Guptil Hansen, Mrs. Mary Howard 
Nutting, Mrs. Marion Ireland Conant, Mrs. 
Martha Ransom Tucker. 

February 1, Coffee-dessert at the Junior 
League^ Boston 

Speaker, Mr. Rudolph Elie 

March 10, Spring luncheon of the Alum- 
nae Association, Annual Meeting of the 
Boston Abbot Club, at Hampshire House, 
Boston 

Speakers: Miss Marguerite Hearsey, Mr. 
Geoffrey Harwood. 

CHICAGO (192 1): President, 'Mrs. Mar- 
garet Rabling Shumway '40; Secretary- Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Judith Hawkes Landaker '43. 

Luncheon in honor of Miss Hearsey, 
February 27. 

CONNECTICUT (1923): President, Mrs. 
Barbara Waite Lincoln '36; Secretary- Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Beardsley '29. 

Annual spring luncheon, April 20, Hart- 
ford. 

DETROIT (1922): President, Mrs. Jean 
Craig Fitzgerald '43. 

Luncheon in honor of Miss Hearsey, 
February 26. 

MAINE, EASTERN (1926): President, 
Mrs. Louise Douglass Hill '26; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Annetta Richards Bryant '23; 
Vice-President, Mrs. Dorothy Spear Roberts. 



MAINE, WESTERN (1898): President, 
Mrs. Louise Houghton Wells '06; Secretary, 
Mrs. Gertrude Shackleton Hacker '15; 
Treasurer, Gladys Merrill '29. 

Meeting at home of Mrs. Wells, May 7. 

NEW YORK (1898): President, Mrs. 
Eunice Meigs Pease '21; Vice-Presidents, Mrs. 
Ethel Thompson James '24, Mrs. Laura 
Scudder Williamson '24; Recording Secretary, 
Mrs. Ruth Cann Baker '31; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. Betty Weaver Van Wart '33; 
Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Mallory Pattison '22; 
Directors, Mrs. Mary Jane Owsley Warwick 
'30, Mrs. Margaret McKee DeYoe '23, Mrs. 
Grace Leyser Boynton 'ig. 

The Club had a successful tea and cock- 
tail party meeting at China House, Decem- 
ber 8, 1950. Speaker from the U.N. 

Spring Luncheon, April 21. 

OHIO, CENTRAL (1921): President, 
Mrs. Bettina Rollins Wheeler '29; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Margaret Graham Green- 
leaf'28. 

OHIO, SOUTHERN CINCINNATI 

(1948): President, Miss Ann Dorsel; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 
'43- 

OHIO, CLEVELAND (1927): President, 
Mrs. Helen Weber Mitchell '09. 

OLD COLONY CLUB (1924): President, 
Mrs. Frieda Billings Cushman '01; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Alice Webster Brush. 

PITTSBURGH (1921): President, Mrs. 
Gertrude Miller Jackson '95. 

Tea in honor of Miss Hearsey, February 
24. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. (1949): President, 
Mrs. Sarah Zimmermann Minard '42. 



IO 



In Memoriam 



1875 

Mary R. Pierce, widow of George E. 
Paine, died April 28, 1950 in Denver, Colo- 
rado. 

1876 

Harriet Chapell, wife of the late Frederic 
S. Newcomb, died in New London, Conn., 
November 10, 1950, aged ninety-four. At 
the time of the seventieth anniversary of her 
graduation, she wrote, "I imagine I am the 
last leaf on the tree of 1876 that grew in 
Andover, and how almost daily those old- 
time impressions have become definite 
blossom and fruit in our lives and actions." 
She was indeed the last to go, and with two 
exceptions the last of all previous graduates. 

Mrs. Newcomb is especially remembered 
for two reasons. When Hattie Chapell was a 
lively young girl at school, she kept a journal, 
a spontaneous, intimate record of the "gay 
times and jolly little larks" of those early 
days, illustrated with spirited pen and ink 
drawings. When she brought this to her 
fiftieth year reunion "to laugh over with the 
girls", it was seized upon and privately 
published for the benefit of the Centennial 
Loyalty Endowment Fund, and brought in 
a goodly sum therefor. 

Still more important was her generosity, in 
1890, in bearing the considerable expense of 
the rather elaborate decoration of the guest 
entrance vestibule of the new Draper Hall 
with a Pompeian scheme of color. In fact, 
through all the years she was thoughtful for 
Abbot. In her home city, too, she was vitally 
interested in many and varied activities. 

Abbot was represented at the funeral by 
Mrs. Chipman, and stanzas from the much- 
loved "Parting Hymn" were read as part of 
the service. There are two sons and four 
daughters, including Ruth, a graduate of 
1910. Cornelia (Mrs. Lattin) 191 7. Two 
granddaughters, Dorothy 1929 (Mrs. Rogers) 
and Harriet Chapell Lattin non 1950 (Mrs. 
Dunlap). J. B. C. 

1882 

Carrie E. Puffer, widow of Arthur H. 
Nelson, died October 19, 1949, in Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Emily C. Mather, widow of Franklin A. 
Smith, died February 17, 1950, in Stamford, 
Conn. 



1883 

Emily R. Torrey died November 22, 1950, 
in Storrs, Conn. 

1888 

Harriett Smith, widow of William E. 
Stone, died October 6, 1950, in Peoria, 111. 

1889 

Louise Lowell, Mrs. George F. Cooper, 
died September 14, 1950. 

Adela H. Wood, widow of Harry deForest 
Smith, died October 6, 1950, in Amherst. 

1893 

Anna Finch, widow of Edwin Eads An- 
drews, died January 5, 1951, in Winter 
Park, Florida. 

1894 

Miriam E. Pratt died in December 1949. 
Marion G. Lees died November 20, 1950, 
in South Weymouth. 

1899 

Mary A. Kenniston died August 5, 1950 
in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 

1903 

Sara E. Moses, wife of the late William 
Gray, died August 31, 1950, in North 
Scituate. 

1909 

E. Martha Smith died October 21, 1950, 
in Boston. 

1913 

Elizabeth Scott, wife of Curtis Tuttle, and 
her husband were killed in an automobile 
accident near Colusa, Cal., November 11, 

I950- 

Gladys Phillips Plummer died August 7, 

1949- 

Alice S. Knox, Mrs. Pierce B. Ellison, died 
November 8, 1 944. 

1926 

Alice Cole, wife of Commander Guy 
Overton R.N.R., died August 6, 1950, in 
Chichester, England. Besides her husband 
she is survived by two sons, William and 
John, and one daughter, Anne Maris. 



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Class News 



1878 

"Molly" Gorton Darling '86, of Hampton, 
Va., writes of meeting at Fort Warren 
"Molly" Wilder '78, now ninety-six years 
old, and hearing her say, "Modern education 
is crude compared to what we got at Abbot 
in my day." Speaking distinctly and de- 
lightfully, she went on to say that she was on 
the Draper Reading each year, considered 
Professor Churchill the greatest teacher she 
ever knew and worshipped the McKeen 
sisters. Miss Wilder taught elocution, long 
so called, in different states and was for 
many years professor of Vocal Expression 
at Milwaukee-Downer College. She taught 
and studied in Paris, and seems as familiar 
with Balzac and Flaubert as with Boston and 
Emerson. 

From time to time she took special 
courses, and once, when she was anxious to 
work under a prominent Chicago professor 
who usually took only college graduates, she 
urged him to make an exception in her case. 
He asked, "Who have been your teachers?" 
She named Miss McKeen, whereupon he 
said, "If you studied under Philena McKeen 
I will take you." To his question as to her 
special interest, she replied, "The emergence 
of the individual." What could be more 
modern? After her retirement from teaching, 
while living in Pasadena, she still kept up 
with the times, interpreting the modern 
drama to women's groups. 

1886 
Sixty-fifth Reunion 

A letter from Mary Gorton Darling says 
that her grandson Jack was graduated from 
Yale with Phi Beta Kappa rank and is now 
working for his master's degree in music 
there. One granddaughter is a freshman at 
Wellesley and the other a junior at Hollins. 
Mrs. Darling recently had all the Chatham 
Hall seniors at her house for dinner. The 
Bishop of Ely was there also, she adds 
modestly, and she thinks this was a meeting 
of international importance, for they were 
so dignified and conversed so well that he 
said they had quite changed his idea of 
American girls. He had previously thought 
of them as boisterous and rather flighty. 
M.G.D. should be commended for being the 
intermediary in bringing about this reversal 
of opinion. 



1891 
Sixtieth Reunion 

1892 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. Car- 
penter, 84 Central St., Andover, Mass. 

1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norwin S. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nichols), 63 Carpenter St., 
Manchester, N. H. 

1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Doremus 
Scudder (Mabel Bosher), 133 West 9th St., 
Claremont, Cal. 

1896 
Fifty-fifth Reunion 

1898 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert Dun- 
bar (Selina Cook), 175 State St., Portland, 
Maine. 

Nan Gilchrist Strong came from New 
Zealand to attend the Fiftieth Anniversary 
of the American Home Economics Assn. in 
New York last November. While there she 
had a class reunion with Sara Patrick, 
"some of the girls came from as far as 
Maine. All the others wrote letters, so you 
see we are still loyal to our Alma Mater. It 
gave me much pleasure to revisit the Uni- 
versities of Cincinnati and Tennessee, where 
my former students gave me a royal wel- 
come. Now I am back in my little home. . . 
Dunedin is more like home to me than any 
other place." 

1899 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Brainerd 
Smith (Lilian Mooers), 116 East St., Me- 
thuen, Mass. 

1900 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arthur Spear 
(Grace Chapman), 59 Wyman St., Waban, 
Mass. After May, Friendship, Maine. 

1901 
Fiftieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Howard E. 
Giles (Evelyn Carter), South Woodstock, 
Vermont. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox St., Lawrence, Mass. 



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1902 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Katherine 
King, South Windsor, Conn. 

1903 

Married: Sophie Gibbs Bates to Herbert 
Henry Sage, August 1 1, 1948. 

1904 

The Rev. Roger F. Etz, husband of Verta 
Smith, died December 19, 1950, in Medford. 

1906 
Forty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Hudson B. 
Hastings, (Rena Porter) 6 Everit St., New 
Haven, Conn. 

1907 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjorie Bond), 142 High St., 
Reading, Mass. 

H. Bradford Lewis, husband of Lillian 
Laubham 1907, and father of Marian Lewis 
Boynton 1 908, died January 20 in Andover. 

1908 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Dorothy 
Taylor, 118 Elgin Rd., Newton Center, 
Mass. 

1910 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Owen Morgan 
(Emily Silsby), 33 Wyndwood Rd., West 
Hartford, Conn. 

1911 
Fortieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Louie S. Jones, 
(Jessie Wightman), 128 High St., Kensing- 
ton, Conn. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas 
Donald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke St., 
Andover. 

Katharine Ordway Parker reports seven 
grandchildren. "Doug has a boy and a girl, 
Scudder, two boys and a girl, and Marjorie, 
two boys. Her son Van expects to graduate 
from Middlebury in June." 

Corinne Willard Dresser's son Willard was 
married to Gloria Wolcott of Huntington 
Woods, Mich. September 16, 1950. He had 
to leave soon after for Ft. George Meade in 
Maryland, as he is a Lt. Reserve in the Signal 
Corps, U.S.A. 

Corinne has been' busy as district chair- 
man of the United Foundation Drive in 
Detroit. 



1912 

Helen Bow?nan Janney sends a report of her 
family. "My husband recently started his 
tenth term as county surveyor. I am presi- 
dent of the Matinee Musicale, a club of 300 
members. Our older daughter is living in 
Champaign, 111., where she and her husband 
have a commercial art studio. Catherine is in 
Champaign too, where her husband is work- 
ing on his doctor's degree at the Univ. of 
Illinois. Bill is married, is in advertising in 
Muncie. Ben graduated from Pasadena 
Playhouse in 1949, spent last summer in 
Europe at festivals, is now in civic theatre 
work in Harrisburg, Pa. I deeply appreciated 
the Christmas greetings from Abbot." 

1913 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret 
Wilkins. 279 No. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 4, 
Cal. 

Margaret Day Danforth's daughter Vir- 
ginia was married to Walden K. McCarland, 
October 7, 1950. Mildred Bryant Kussmaul's 
daughter Marea was a bridesmaid, and 
present were Margaret Danforth's brides- 
maid, Mildred Bryant Kussmaul, and her 
maid of honor, Helene Symmes. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Elsie G. Sloan 
(Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. 

1915 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

Muriel Baker Wood's son Clifford was 
married in January, 1950. "He is working 
for Hot Point Co., and living in Oak Park, 
111. Gigi Parker's camp was in a blaze of 
colour when I visited it in October." 

Helen Bruce Butler's mother, Mrs. David 
Bruce of Lawrence, known and loved in 
church circles for years for able and devoted 
service, died December 3, 1950. 

1916 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard C. 
Bartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Severna Park, 
Maryland. 

1917 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Myron S. 
Chellis (Miriam Bacon), 15 Raymond Ave., 
Beverly, Mass. 



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1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut St., Win- 
chester, Mass. 

Married: Helen Bradley Hodgkinson to 
Charles W. Pease, October 27, 1950. 

Sidney S. Ayers, husband of Cora Erick- 
son, died suddenly October 28, 1950. 

1920 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Robin- 
son, Lakeville, Conn. 

Mrs. William G. Donald, mother of Helen 
Donald Coupe 1920, and Jean DonaW Manus 
1926, died December 1, 1950, in Andover. 

1921 
Thirtieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman and Class Fund Secre- 
tary: Mrs. Richard K. Stover (Frances 
Gasser), Rockwood Rd., Plandome, L. I., 
N. Y. 

Otis T. Bradley, husband of Marian Ailing, 
died suddenly November 22, 1950. He was 
an active trustee of many organizations, 
among them, president of the New York 
StateBar Assn., trustee of Union and Benning- 
ton Colleges. He is survived by his wife and 
four children, Margaret, junior at Barnard 
College, Otis Jr., freshman at Yale, Marian at 
Chapin and Michael II at Buckley School. 

Florence Hinckley Bishop, sister of Florence 
Matile Bishop, is working at the American 
Embassy in London. 

Florence Matile Bishop lives at 22 Em- 
bankment Gardens, Chelsea, London. She 
has two sons and a grandson. One son is in 
Oxford after serving his two years in the 
army, the other lives in London with his 
wife and baby. He taught a few years at 
McGill University in Canada. 

1922 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Samuel A. 
Smith Jr. (Alice Van Schmus), 106 Hobart 
Ave., Summit, N.J. 

1923 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Charles T. 
Hall (Dolores Osborne), 55 Sparhawk St., 
Amesbury, Mass. 

Eva Cross Glendinning has recently been 
made manager of the Andover Thrift Shop, 
(a church project), where she has been a 
volunteer worker. 

Charlotte Hudson White was recently 
elected the first woman member of the 



Board of Selectmen in Guilford, Maine. 
She says, "It is interesting and I enjoy work- 
ing on the problems of which there are 
many. I am studying shorthand too." 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin I. Little (Doris 
Krum), celebrated their 25th wedding anni- 
versary on November 25, 1950. 

1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A. John 
Holden (Polly Bullard), RFD 1, Mont- 
pelier, Vermont. 

1925 

Susan Daniells Burgess had a very happy 
Abbot luncheon in her home in Dallas, 
Texas, with alumnae living there. Present 
were: Elizabeth Allen Bullwinckle '26, Mary 
Scutt Herries '33, Dorothy Walworth Black 
'38, Dorothy White Wicker '41 and Annie 
Estes May '25. Susan's daughter Sheila is in 
the Hockaday School. 

The search for "lost" alumnae has brought 
Mary Elizabeth Dixon back into the Abbot 
fold and mailing list. On June 9, 1945, she 
married a Swiss from Basle, Doctor at Law, 
and her address is: Mrs. M. E. Preiswerk, 
Imm Hugli-Acker 7, Binningen, Bale 
Campagne, Switzerland. She writes: "If 
anyone who remembers me happens to 
come this way, I would like so much to see 
them, we are usually here in the summer." 

Jean Gordon Nichols is keeping busy in 
Los Angeles, teaching kindergarten, taking 
courses in the University and singing in the 
choir of the Congregational Church there. 

1926 
Twenty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Suzanne Loizeaux, 
Dave Gibson Farm, Plymouth, N. H. 

Tempus fugit, as witness the fact that we 
of the class of 1926 will be going back to 
Abbot for our 25th reunion this June. 
Twenty-five years hence seemed a long ways 
off in June 1926, but here we are. 

I am hoping that each one of you will 
start making plans now to spend part or all 
of the Commencement weekend, June 1-4 in 
Andover. You will be hearing more from 
me concerning plans in the not too distant 
future. In the meantime please reserve the 
dates! 

Sue Loizeaux 

Sue was elected in November to the state 
Senate of New Hampshire, winning from her 
Democrat opponent 3-1. She is the first 



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woman ever sent to the Senate from her 
district. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arnold S. 
Wood (Barbara Bloomfield), 101 West 
Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass. 

1927 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Flora Skinner, 
42 Park Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. O. Lynde Walsh 
(Miriam Houdlette), a daughter, Janet 
Lynde, November 2, 1950. 

1928 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 10 1 Arch St., 
Redwood City, Cal. 

Florence Fitzhugh Phelps sends welcome 
news of her family of two sons, Jim 15, Bob 
12, and a new adopted daughter Ann 
Florence who is 5 years old. 

1929 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. 
Kennedy (Roberta Kendall), 87 Cooper 
Ave., Upper Montclair, N.J. 

1930 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frank E. 
Johnson (Ruth Baker), 77 Bartlett St., 
Winthrop, Mass. 

William H. Gould, father of Cornelia 
Gould Scott 1930, brother of Cornelia Gould 
Murphy 1896, died August 16, 1950, in 
Richmond, Virginia. 

Barbara Lord Mathias is now living in 
Mamaroneck, N. Y. as her husband Dr. 
Mathias became Associate Director of the 
Guggenheim Foundation in New York a 
year ago. Young Wilson was three in Janu- 
ary and James Stephen will be a year old in 
April. Barbara has done considerable re- 
search in history since taking her doctorate in 
that subject at Yale. She has prepared 
pamphlets of material for use in Yale under- 
graduate classes, and not long ago collab- 
orated with two Yale professors in a book 
entitled "Crises in English History 1066- 
1945, Select Problems in Historical Inter- 
pretation." Dr. Mathias was in service over- 
seas, and just at the end of the war had a 
serious skull fracture and for some months 
was in a hospital for veterans. Upon re- 
covery he was director of studies for G.I.'s at 
Yale for three years, then was for a year at 
Olivet College in Michigan before his 
present appointment. 



1931 
Twentieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Edwin F. 
Parker (Faith Chipman), 129 Chapman St., 
Canton, Mass. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Francis 
Holland (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard 
St., East Lansing, Michigan. 

Nancy Carr Holmes has moved to 1626 
Whitney St., Augusta, Georgia, as her 
husband is now R.O.T.C. instructor at 
Richmond Academy. 

1932 

Anne Dudley Blandy sends interesting 
news of her family. "My husband is a profes- 
sor of the Canterbury Bible Chair at the 
University of Texas, and is also head of all 
Episcopal Student work on the campus. I 
am hostess and counselor to girls at our new 
Student Center (Canterbury House) and 
love my work among the students. My son 
Christopher is now 8, and daughter Deborah 
is 6. It also makes me think how time simply 
flies by." 

1933 

Born: To Col. and Mrs. Edward I. Pratt 
Jr. (Margaret Beecroft) a daughter, Caroline 
Barton, November 9, 1950. 

1934 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Achille Loria 
(Sally O'Reilly) 47 East 87th St., New York, 
N.Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Archer W. P. 
Trench (Hope Humphreys) a second child 
and first son, William Humphreys, Novem- 
ber 26, 1950. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stewart 
(Mary E. Rockwell) a son, Paul Perry, 
January 19, 195 1. 

1935 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 26 Magnolia 
St., Bergenfield, N. J. 

1936 
Fifteenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Walter S. 
Chapin (Polly Spear), 672 Chestnut St., 
Waban, Mass. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S. 
Loring (Anne Russell), Box 70, Bedford, Pa. 



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1937 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Warren E. 
Sumner (Cynthia Holbrook), 3 Marion Ave., 
Auburn, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Haberland 
(Ruth Hill), a third son, Jay Lawrence, 
November 30, 1950. Peter is 8, and Dana 
3 years old. New address: 20 Carpenter Rd., 
Walpole, Mass. 

Engaged: Charlotte Van V. Boynton to 
Colum John Boyland. 

1938 

Grace Bowen Collins reports two children 
Arthur III, 6, and Helen 3 years old. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross), a third child and first son, 
William Reinhart Jr., November 11, 1949. 
The daughters are Maren 5, and Jeanie 
3 years old. 

Betty McBride Chapman's husband has 
been transferred to service on the west 
coast. Address: c-o Col. J. C. Chapman, 
USUA, 1 03 1 So. Broadwav, Los Angeles 15, 
Cal. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. Pear- 
son (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

From Patricia Goss Rhodes we have her 
family news. "After finishing Smith I 
worked at various fashion and advertising 
jobs in New York City. By the time I married 
on Sept. 14, 1946, I was an account execu- 
tive and fashion consultant for an advertising 
agency. Had to quit this before Scotty 
(James Scott Rhodes) was born June 29, 
1947, and the following October we all 
moved to Seattle. Barbara was born Sept. 
26, 1948, and Rocky (John Rockland), on 
October 31, 1950. Jim works in the marine 
dept. of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., 
but as a very active member of the Naval 
Reserve, has been expecting to be called 
into active service any minute. He is a 
Russian expert, speaks and reads Russian 
fluently, and was in Russia as an interpreter 
at the end of the last war. We all love 
Seattle, which is a beautiful and stimulating 
city. My greetings to all old Abbot friends." 

Married: Dorothy Heidrich to Dr. Jesse 
C. Lockhart, April 1, 1950, in Peoria, 111. 

1940 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edmund W. 
Nutting (Mary Howard), 46 Cross St., West 
Newton, Mass. 



Married: Frances Chandler Partridge to 
William D. Futch, December 2, 1949. Ad- 
dress: 1408 Beckman Court S.E., Rochester, 
Minn. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lewis R. Hutchison 
(Joan Carlson), a daughter, Janet Chandler, 
December 13, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boutin (Char- 
lotte Downey), a third child and second son, 
October 6, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William Ainslie (Nancy 
Wilson), a second child, Barbara Dale, 
July 24, 1950. Billy will be four in February. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William Scheft (Ger- 
trude Wind), a son, Thomas, August 28 

1949- 

1941 
Tenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Roberts G. 

Hannegan (Doris Jones), 102 Cedar Rd., 

Hellertown, Pa. 

To all the gals of forty-one: 
It's time to think of having fun 
At 10th reunion this next June, 
Can you believe it's here so soon? 
And now's the time to try and plan 
To muster all the help you can, 
So you can leave your kids or job 
And join our happy little mob. 

It really can be quite a time, 
If you will all resort to climb 
From out behind your old routine 
And each be present at the scene, 
With all the latest news you know 
Plus lots of snapshots ready to show. 
Now really, don't you think you could 
Just sneak away? It'll do you good! 

I'll try to contact each and all, 
We'll plan to meet at Abbot Hall 
On Saturday the second of June. 
Alumnae Luncheon's held that noon. 
Won't you inform me of your plan? 
And please be there if you possibly can. 
My best to every one of you ! 
I hope to make it — won't you try too? 

Doris Jones Hannegan 

Eloise Perkins Beck writes, "This year I'm 
teaching first grade in Macon, Ga., my first 
year of teaching and I am loving every 
minute of it. Best regards to everyone, do 
hope I'll be able to make some future re- 
union." 



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Pat Selden is working for the U. S. Geo- 
logical Survey in Billings, Montana; she 
finds the work very interesting and loves 
Montana. 

Adaline Waterhouse MacKay reports the 
adoption of a baby boy, Davidson, now 
2 years old. "He is the delight of our lives." 

Engaged: Joan VVaugh to Munson Camp- 
bell. 

Married: Phyllis Campbell Bradley to 
Edward Burns Crowell, December 29, 1950, 
in Hyannis, Mass. Address: Minden Lane, 
Yarmouthport, Mass. 

Married: Verniece Moody to Shields 
Moore Bishop, October 7, 1950, in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Mr. Bishop is a research engineer 
at Batelle Memorial Institute. 

Address: 2184J/2 Summit St., Columbus, 
Ohio. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. David Warren (Jean- 
nette Biart), a second daughter, Suzanne, 
October 2^, 1950. Her sister Sally is 2 years 
old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Johnson Jr. 
(Dorothy Dean), a second son, Dean, Octo- 
ber 28, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Blackmore 
(Polly Packard), a fifth child and third son, 
Luther Frederick, June 19, 1950. "Roger 
received his Master's degree in Education 
from the University of Wisconsin last June, 
and is now teaching sixth grade and directing 
a recreation program for the Junior high 
school students at Nichols School in Madi- 
son. Having a family and getting a degree 
and working full time was a big order." 

Nancy Eccles Roome writes of her two 
daughters, Gabrielle, born May 29, 1948, 
and Melanie Lawrence born July 4, 1949. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Sue Long, 
405 East 54th St., New York 22, N. Y. 

1942 

Engaged: Helenty Estin to Richard 
Wayne Homans. A March wedding is 
planned. 

Married: Jeanne Bowersox to Kenneth C. 
Wilson, June 24, 1950, in Cumberland, 
Maryland. Address: 824 Shades Lane, 
Cumberland, Md. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. David White (Bette 
Gorsuch) a daughter, Alexandra Margaret, 
September 21, 1950. 






To Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sickler (Bunny 
Shaw) a third son, Robert Floyd, September 
8, 1950. John was born August 3, 1949. The 
oldest boy, Duncan, was stricken with polio 
the end of August but Bunny writes is "re- 
covering nicely." 

To Mr. and Mrs. Niels Espeland (Mar- 
garet Sime) a second child, a son Niels Jr., 
October 2, 1950, in Oslo, Norway. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James J. O. Stone (Rose 
Wind) a second daughter Patricia, August 

195°. 

Theo Manning Alexander's husband has 
been called back into the Navy so her ad- 
dress is changed to 3 B Poplar St., Isle of 
Palms, So. Carolina. 

Margaret McFarlin, R.N., is now at the 
Cushing Veterans' Hospital in Framingham. 
From 1947 to 1950 she was at the Memorial 
Hospital in North Conway, N. H. 

1943 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter Huide- 
koper (Mary Alice Beckman), 70 Loring 
Rd., Weston, Mass. 

Marjorie Ann Lehmann Moats reports her 
change of address to 2208 West 50th St., 
Kansas City, Mo. She hopes her Abbot 
friends will be sure to look her up. 

Jean Replogle is taking a business course 
in Hollywood. Address: 171 1 N. Courtney 
Apt. 2, Los Angeles 46, Cal. 

Married: H. Constance Walker to Lt. 
Milton Andrew Thompson USNR., Novem- 
ber 18, 1950, in Chambersburg, Pa. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Boyn- 
ton (Barbara Lindsay) a second son, Robert 
David, November 1, 1950. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris Jr. (Marion Stevens), % Mr. Church- 
ill Rodgers, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Inez Samper-Ortega paid a visit at Abbot 
November 25, on her way home to Bogota 
after two years residence abroad. 

Engaged: Sallie Fillebrown to Burt S. 
Hofmann. 

Married: 

Alma J. Mastrangelo to Francis I. Stra- 
bala, December 30, 1950. Address: 391 
Winter St., Norwood, Mass. 

Janet Mitchell to Burnell Poole Jr. Janu- 
ary 6, in Short Hills, N. J. Her sister Eliza- 
beth Ann '47 was her maid of honor, and 
bridesmaids were Holly Welles '45, and 



Nancy Selinger '45. Janet is taking a course 
in occupational therapy at Columbia Univ. 
this winter. 

Address: 1624 Park Ave., New York City, 
N.Y. 

Katherine W. Pendleton to George W. 
Phelan, October 7, 1950, in Sioux City, 
Iowa. Address: 281 Ave. C, Apt. 5C, New 
York 9, N. Y. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Little (Nancy 
Baylor) a third child and first son, John 
Baylor, September 8, 1950. 

To Dr. and Mrs. Michael Martuscello 
(Elizabeth Bertucio) a son, Michael George, 
October 21, 1950. Dr. Martuscello is with 
the Marines at the Navy camp in North 
Carolina. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Davis (Alva 
Houston) a third child and first daughter, 
October 31, 1950. 

1945 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Molly Rob- 
bins, 75 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, New 
York. 

Married: 

Ann Dorsel to James Munroe, January 26, 
in Cincinnati, Ohio. She expects to live in 
England for two years, as Jim is with a 
machine tool company. Address: % E. W. 
Wynn Ltd., Watung Rd., Bridgetown, Can- 
nock, Staffordshire, England. 

Hilary Paterson to James Colgate Cleve- 
land, December 9, 1950, in New York City. 
Mr. Cleveland was elected New Hampshire 
State Senator from the 7th Senatorial Dis- 
trict. Address: "Barn View", New London, 
N. H. 

Janet Redman to Dr. Samuel Richardson 
Hill Jr. October 28, 1950. Mary Jane 
Kurth Longabough '45 was her matron of 
honor, and Josephine Bernardin '45 was one 
of her bridesmaids. Her home will be in 
Winston Salem, N. C. where Dr. Hill is a 
resident in Medicine at North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Edwards Jr. 
(Janet Craig) a daughter, Janet Amelia, 
January 4. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frazier (Gret- 
chen Fuller) a second child, a daughter, 
Jacqueline Gay, January 27. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stearns (Helen 



Norris), a son, Clifford Bernard, October 

To Mr. and Mrs. Emil E. Ebner (Mary 
Lou Stegner) a son, Emil Eric, January 15. 

Deane W. Malott, father of Janet, has 
been elected president of Cornell Univer- 
sity, to take office about July 1. He is at 
present chancellor of Kansas University. 

Cynthia Smith has a position in Chil- 
dren's Hospital in Boston as a physical 
therapist. 

1946 
Fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Hollis Robbins 
(Katharine Johnson) 701 Pleasant St., Bel- 
mont, Mass. 

Nancy Burns Brelis and her husband are 
living at the Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Siam, 
for two years possibly. Mr. Brelis is reporter 
in the Far East for Life magazine. 

Jenny Copeland is a graduate student at 
Colorado A & M, in Fort Collins, working 
on a certificate in occupational therapy. 

Greta Leinbach travelled in Europe for 
four months with a group of American stu- 
dents. She is taking a business course this 
winter, and hopes to attend reunion in June. 

Cynthia Noone has been appointed teach- 
er in the second grade in the public school in 
Andover. She has received her A.B. from 
Boston University and now studying for her 
master's degree in education. 

Gail Sullivan received her M.A. from Mt. 
Holyoke last June, having majored in psy- 
chology with related work in mathematics. 
After a six weeks tour by auto of the U.S. she 
took a job in the Acoustics Laboratory of 
M.I.T. 

Engaged: Noma Clayton to Weston Flint. 

Patricia Gillen to Preston Charles Haglin. 

Sally J. Power to Robert John Hansman. 

Married: Joyce Merrick to Norris Eugene 
Allen, November 11, 1950, in Hamilton, 
Ontario. Her home is 40 Upland Rd., Attle- 
boro, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Myron Friedman 
(Marian Troub) a son, Robert Max, October 
26, 1950. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Mary Burton, 
33 Afterglow Way, Montclair, N. J. 

1947 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jean Ritchey, 
21 Raiders Lane, Darien, Conn. 



Engaged: 

Beverly De Cesare to James J. Nassar Jr. 

Patricia Jaffer to William Abernathy Jr. 
She is a student of medical technology at the 
Stamford Hospital. 

Margaret Kimball to Robert Langford 
Montgomery. 

Sylvia Lyford to Richard Bruce Morgan, 
Yale '47. Sylvia is teaching in the American 
School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. 
Married: 

Nancy Hamilton to Lt. (j.g.) Donald 
Read Eglee, November 12, 1950, in Two 
Rivers, Wise. Her sister Diantha Hamilton 
MacDowell 1942, was her matron of honor. 
Address: 1298 Chapel St., New Haven, 
Conn. 

Donna Kinneman to Thomas John Has- 
Iey, October 26, 1950, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Address: 924 Farragut St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Mary Pierce to Edward Francis Clark Jr., 
February 3, 1951, at Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. 
Born: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Weyman S. Crocker 
(Joanna Campbell) a daughter Joanna, 
December 13, 1950. Jo and her husband 
have built a new home, and are now living 
on Coon Hill Rd., Colchester, Vermont. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Philip Howlett (Ann 
Flowers) a daughter, Leslie Ann, August 5, 
1950. Ann writes, "Phil finished at North- 
western in August, and is working in Chi- 
cago, so we will undoubtedly be in this area 
for some years to come. Would love to see 
some Abbot girls." Address: 706 Greenleaf, 
Wilmette, Illinois. 

After graduating from Briarcliff Junior 
College, Maud Savage studied at Katharine 
Gibbs in New York, and now has a position 
as editorial secretary at Charles Scribners 
Sons. "My duties are the usual secretarial 
work and also I read manuscripts and check 
galley and page proofs. I'm enjoying it im- 
mensely." 

Nancy Scripture is assistant buyer of 
sportswear for the Elizabeth Bristol Shop in 
Cohasset. 

From the Northwestern Alumni Bulletin 
comes this report of Darlene Sharp. 

"In her four years at Northwestern, Miss 
Darlene Sharp has made for herself a record 
few students can equal. For her outstanding 
leadership and school service she was named 
one of 17 girls elected to Mortarboard, 
national woman's service honorary. She 
will officiate over the May Honors Week. 



*9 



She is the president of the junior woman's 
honorary, assistant director of the aquacade, 
stage manager of the Fashion Fair and 
chairman of the Homecoming Parade in her 
senior year. She is a member of the Alpha 
Phi sorority. Northwestern is very proud of 
her and we know that Abbot Academy will 
be proud of her also." 

1948 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Married: Martha Ball to Harold Jack 
Geiken, December 28, 1950. Address: 108 
Maynard St., Northampton, Mass., as 
Martha is continuing her studies at Smith. 

Josephine Hildreth has transferred to 
Bucknell University from Vassar; her father 
was appointed president of the University 
last year. She "is enjoying the change from 
Abbot- Vassar isolation very much. Life is 
exciting and I never have a dull moment." 

Sally Hughes was on the Dean's List at 
Smith in the fall term. 



1949 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, New York. 

Engaged: Honor Banks to Malcolm Orms- 
beeMacLean. 

Esther Bufferd in her executive position 
with the Bufferd Corp. is doing promotional 
activities and accessory buying. 

Wendy Scott is enjoying her life and studies 
at McGill University, working especially on 
the McGill Daily, the college newspaper. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior St., Chippewa Falls, 
Wisconsin. 

Engaged: Beverley Flather to Charles 
Gurney Edwards. Lee is very active in the 
dramatic organization, "Sock and Buskin," 
at Pembroke College. 

Harriet Lattin Dunlop writes vivid ac- 
counts of her rugged life on a ranch in Mon- 
tana, riding, canning, cooking, no elec- 
tricity. 






Life 



Piercing desire ... to seek, to wander 

To win and lose. . . to be infinitely happy 

or sad, alone or linked 

Is this all of life? To be crushed, 

and regain yourself again and again, and 

sometimes to raise others. . . 

There must be more, I look at the stars, 

I know. 

Jo Anne Smith '51 
Abbot Courant 



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Station A-B-B-O-T 

Time: NOW 
Your Announcer: miriam f. carpenter 

Editor Alumnae Register 

By this time I had hoped to be able to give you some definite word of 
progress about the new Register, but the inevitable checking of records for 
the period of over twenty years since the last Register is necessarily a long, 
slow process. So we are just toilin' along and making sure that no happily 
married gal appears as an old maid or that nobody slips quietly out alto- 
gether when everyone is looking the other way. 

Do help us by making sure we have your right name and right address, 
won't you? 

Why not cut this page on the dotted line NOW and return it to the 
Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., with up-to-date news of 
yourself and friends? 



Today's date 

Maiden name class . 

Married name 

Mailing address 



Abbot Academy 
Bulletin 



May 1951 



Sent by the School to all Abbot Girls 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series ii 



MAY, 1 95 1 



Issue 3 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Ave. 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

49 Cross Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 



OFFICERS— 1 950- 1 952 

Clerk 
Mrs. George K. Sanborn 
(Frances Flagg) 
Hidden Field 
Andover, Mass. 



Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
57 Salem Street 
Andover, Mass. 



General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 

1945-1951 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 
(Helen Allen) 
246 Glen Road 
Weston 93, Mass. 

1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
1 40 East 28th Street 
New York, N. Y. 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Alvin Westman 
(Gracie Griffen) 
53 Bellevue Avenue 
Winthrop, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Frederick P. Hill 
(Louise Douglass) 
31 Webster Avenue, N. 
Bangor, Maine 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 

Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 



CHICAGO 
Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 



OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 



CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Charles D. Cary 
(Mildred Daniels) 
688 Center Street 
Manchester, Conn. 



DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 
1819 Washington Blvd. 
Birmingham, Michigan 



NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 



OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



PITTSBURGH 

Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the apt of August 24, 191 2. 



May Calendar 

May 5 Abbot Birthday Bazaar; Keynote; 2000th Anniversary of City of 

Paris 
May 6 Vespers, Abbot Choir 

May 12 Mrs. Maxine Berlitz Vollmer, "Why We Talk The Way We Do" 
May 13 Vespers, The Rev. Sidney Lovett, D.D., Chaplain, Yale University 
May ig Concert, by Miss Kate -Frisian and Mr. Raymond Coon 
May 20 Vespers, The Rev. Raymond Calkins, D.D., Pastor Emeritus, First 

Church, Cambridge 
Mav 25 Senior-Mid Picnic; Speech Recital 
May 26 Field Day 
May 2j Vespers, The Rev. Charles W. F. Smith, St. Andrew's Church, 

Wellesley 

Commencement 

June 1 Rally Night 

June 2 Alumnae Day: Annual Meeting 11 a.m., Luncheon 1 p.m. 
Meeting of Class Fund Secretaries 3 p.m. 
Draper Dramatics 8 p.m. 
June 3 Baccalaureate Sermon, The Rev. William E. Park, D.D., President 
Northfield Schools 

Tree and Ivy Planting; Commencement Concert 
June 4 Graduation Exercises, Address by The Rev. Herbert Gesork, D.D., 
President of Andover-Newton Theological School 

Reunion Chairmen 

1 89 1 Kate Winegarner (Mrs. Charles H. Spencer), 69 Granville St., Newark, 

Ohio 
1896 Lillian Franklin (Mrs. Ernest L. Carr), 34 Russell St., Milton 87, Mass. 
1901 Evelyn Carter (Mrs. Howard E. Giles), South Woodstock, Vt. 
1906 Rena Porter (Mrs. Hudson B. Hastings), 6 Everit St., New Haven, 

Conn. 
191 1 Jessie Wightman (Mrs. Louie S.Jones), 128 High St., Kensington, 

Conn. 
1916 Louise King (Mrs. H. G. Childs), 240 Lowell St., Peabody, Mass. 

Katharine Odell (Mrs. P. L. Randall), North Conway, N. H. 

Eugenia Parker, Denmark, Maine 
1 92 1 Frances Gasser (Mrs. Richard K. Stover), Rockwood Rd., Plandome, 

L. I., N. Y. 
1926 Suzanne Loizeaux, Dave Gibson Farm, Plymouth, N. H. 
1 93 1 Faith Chipman (Mrs. Edwin F. Parker), 129 Chapman St., Canton, 

Mass. 
1936 Polly Spear (Mrs. Walter S. Chapin), 672 Chestnut St., Waban, Mass. 
1941 Doris Jones (Mrs. Roberts G. Hannegan), 102 Cedar St., Hellertown, 

Pa. 
1946 Katherine Johnson (Mrs. Hollis Robbins), 701 Pleasant St., Belmont, 

Mass. 




SCENE FROM A.D.S. PRODUCTION OF "HAYFEVER" BY NOEL COWARD 

Left to right: Flor Palacios, Susan Kimball, Susan Hunter, Margaret Whittal, Jacqueline 

Perry. Patricia Earhart, Rosamond Reifsnyder, Lydia Eccles 

CONCENTRATION IN MAKE-UP ROOM 
Left to right: Barbara Wood, Polly Paradise, Fay White, Julie Van Eman, Lois Ann Lovejoy. 

(background) Flor Palacios 



"All the world's a stage. 

And all the men and women merely players' 

Emily Hale, Teacher of Dramatic Interpretation 



C7 f\ ^HEN Shakespeare wrote these familiar words, actors had acted on a 
\SU stage for centuries before his time, as, I hope, actors will for centuries 
to come. Why? Because fundamentally each individual who can do so loves 
to escape from his or her personal world into the happy land of "make- 
believe"; loves to be someone else, to enjoy the illusion of becoming another 
personality than the one familiar to himself; enjoys "dressing up" and "pre- 
tending" as do boys and girls in childhood. The ageless lure of the theatre — 
however amateurish or simple — beckons irresistibly to men and women, 
young and old, the world over. 

This urge to "playact" becomes, in the terms of modern psychology, a 
need for "self expression," a desirable form of "escapism," a "release." Such 
an outlet of self expression is recognized increasingly as a "must" by educa- 
tors, psychiatrists and all leaders of youth. Hence the presence in schools and 
colleges everywhere today, of dramatics. 

All Abbot alumnae probably know the three major productions a year 
which represent the chief drama expression at Abbot; i.e.: the Senior Play, 
the A.D.S. play, and "Draper Dramatics" at Commencement — in addition 
to less ambitious presentations by individual house or corridor groups 
throughout the year. 

As you all think back to the plays in which you appeared during your 
school days, I wonder how you evaluate today the experience as related to 
your activities, your interests, today? Perhaps you continue your love of act- 
ing as an active member of a local club, perhaps you direct a group of ama- 
teurs, or share in a play reading group, or appreciate more fully good drama 
and help others by your influence, to the same appreciation; or, not contin- 
uing to act, you perhaps conduct a meeting with greater poise, or read a 
report so that all in the room are able to hear you, or guard the speech of 
your children against the too prevalent carelessness and discord of American 
diction. 

If you have a daughter, granddaughter, or niece at Abbot today, or 
soon expect to see them in the school, are you conscious of the unchanging 
need for dramatics, in spite of the changing pressures and activities in the 
crowded routine of the year? What, you may ask, will any young relative 
receive from taking part in one of the campus productions, which make it 
worth her while to carry the extra responsibility beyond the academic re- 
quirements? 

Ideally, she will learn self-control in movement, posture and the assured 
poise necessary to meet the demands of the completed production; she will 



acquire better voice and speech, the power of concentration in memorizing 
and retaining lines and cues, flexibility and quickness to meet calmly any 
unexpected circumstance which may arise under the excitement of the final 
evening, and the appreciation of the subtle, fast disappearing relationship 
between a visible audience and herself. Furthermore, she will acquire a 
happy sense of accomplishment and self-development, perhaps beyond her 
own anticipation or knowledge; she can prove to herself that she spends her 
hours wisely, budgeting her precious time between classes and the demands 
of rehearsals; she will find opportunity to co-operate as a member of the 
whole cast, not as a star player, to understand that "the play's the thing" 
first and last, to appreciate that any art to be well done, requires hours of 
hard, conscientious, application; to accept criticism naturally and to accept 
the discipline of the art which may mean choosing between diversions which 
cannot all be followed, if rehearsals are called for the same date. 

If the Abbot student cannot act, she may find "release" in backstage 
work, scene shifts, or properties, one of the most responsible and least "glam- 
orous" of assignments; or help on the costuming, make-up, stage decoration, 
or even crouch behind the curtain to hold the prompt book. 

To teach that organization is a fundamental necessity to a performance 
is one of the still discouraging factors for the director to deal with. Life is 
lived so casually, so thoughtlessly, that many young girls — and boys — do 
not understand the necessity for preparedness in advance for a "dead line." 
The assembling of costumes, properties, the tidying up after the performance, 
are by-products of the play to which some future housekeeper may look back 
with gratitude as she picks up the rooms after the young Abbot girl has left 
for school or holiday! 

Each and all concerned in preparing for a play worthy of public pre- 
sentation must learn to be courteous, patient, forbearing with one another, 
persistent and cheerful in the face of all discouragements and difficulties, 
adaptable to the pressure of the crowded hours surrounding or interrupting 
the concentration of the dramatic and personal developments involved. 
After six to seven weeks rehearsing, after hours of fatigue and responsibility 
what a happy reward to hear the shy student, who has forgotten herself, say, 
as she steps from the stage after her first appearance, "What fun! Can't we 
do the play again?" 

In this 20th century of stress, tense emotional backgrounds, in this age 
of mechanized amusement — "passive entertainment" so called, the active, 
personal arts of recorded history, are among the few surviving inherited human 
accomplishments, inherited through the centuries from one group of artists 
to another, devoted beyond all obstacles to their particular creative muse. 
May education as it progresses along its difficult, if challenging road, keep 
burning brightly by that road-side, the altar fires to creative expression 
through dramatics. 




Maine Logging Scene, by W. A. Cheever 



Studio Art 



By William Abbott Cheever, Teacher of Art 



Since one class of fifteen students in the department has a total of only 
about forty-two hours of drawing and painting during the year, and two 
groups of thirty-five each only twenty-one hours, such a limited time re- 
quires, in my opinion, concentration on fundamentals. An attempt therefore 
is first made at finding parallel contours and harmonizing directions that 
go round and through the subject. When these "findings" successfully in- 
terpret the pattern or design of the subject, the use of color is considered. 
Here again the student must think before she records, that is, analyze the 
color that seems to exist and make it more definite, then use complementary 
colors as the color wheel shows, red against green, magenta opposite char- 
treuse, blue against orange, yellow against violet, and so on, in relative hues. 
By repeating this simple formula every week of the year in different problems, 
the student acquires an appreciation of nature in a pictorial sense. 

I have also stressed the importance of this study in view of the fact that 
sooner or later the pupil may be exercising her taste in decorating a room or 
a house, for I feel that concentration on such fundamentals will prepare her 
for any further adventuring in the arts. 




Landscape, by R. H. Coon 



Creative Arts 



Raymond H. Coon, Teacher of Organ and Pianoforte 



Landscape painting as a pastime presents two opportunities in living, it 
seems to me. In the first place it affords the privilege of indulging in the urge 
to create, and its problems of form and color bring a fascinating and chal- 
lenging experience. In the second place here is a diversion and therefore a 
relaxation from the daily routine, bringing new mental and emotional 
stimuli. 

As a musician, I find music and art have a great deal in common, with 
their considerations of structure, form, line, thematic material, rhythm and 
so forth. Whether in tone or color, both are forms of expression with the 
widest range of interpretation. Someone has said that to know the music of a 
people is to know the people, and this could be applied to art as well. To- 
gether, they have, in a broad sense, reflected the spiritual, mental and emo- 
tional experience of man in his journey down the years. 



The Alumnae Council 



The Alumnae Council held a very successful conference at Abbot on March 
1 6 and 17. Opportunity was given to visit classes, enjoy meals in the dining 
room with the students, take part in discussions with Miss Hearsey and Miss 
Sweeney at Sunset, where, later in the afternoon Miss Hearsey served a 
delightful tea. On Saturday morning a follow-up meeting was held in 
"Baronial" where the problems of clubs, class fund secretaries were dis- 
cussed. Friday evening the delegates met members of the faculty informally 
in "Baronial". Those who could stay over the weekend greatly enjoyed the 
A.D.S. play, "Hayfever" by Noel Coward. 

The following extracts from notes to Miss Hearsey reflect the "good 
time had by all." "With so many new experiences crowded into two short 
days it would be hard to say just what impressed me most but as my mind 
returns again and again to the many very nice things about Abbot the one 
thing which seems to be most outstanding is the spirit of camaraderie between 
the teachers and the girls. That fine teacher-pupil relationship must be of 
great inspirational value to the girls, and the teachers too." 

"I am again impressed with your extreme hospitality and that of your 
' teachers, and with the esprit-de-corps which seems to permeate the whole 
school. If only more alumnae would return as we of the Council have just 
done, I am confident that there would be more than four hundred donors to 
the Alumnae Fund. It is always a special treat to stay in Sunset. Perhaps it is 
that gracious home-like atmosphere that sets the keynote of the life of the 
school. At any rate living and learning at Abbot is bound to develop in any- 
one exposed to it a certain finer sense of values that will always remain with 
them." 

"To return, and have the experience of living even for so short a time 
in the same surroundings, to realize the same fundamentals are taught and 
the same high moral standards kept, gives me courage. Whatever sense of 
values I may have today is based on my two years at Abbot." 

"I found attending classes most interesting and was particularly im- 
pressed with the free discussion and healthy give and take between faculty 
and students, and the creative work being done by Miss Hancock's classes 
seems exceptional." 

"Your hospitality is unsurpassed! I can't begin to tell you how much I 
enjoyed my weekend with you and Abbot. It was heartwarming to see the 
school functioning so beautifully." 

"The changes I found in the school were all so well planned and directed 
that I came away feeling nothing important has been lost — the school has 
grown and improved." 

"I shall remember last weekend at Abbot for a long time and with great 
pleasure. It was a fine opportunity to discover and see at first hand all the 
constructive changes and at the same time sense that the essential qualities 
still prevail beyond factual knowledge." 



The following attended the conference: 
Irene Atwood 191 8, vice-president Alumnae Association; Jane Holt Atkin- 
son 1 91 9, class hand secretary; Alice Webster Brush 1907, Old Colony Abbot 
Club; Jane Carpenter 1892, class fund secretary; Miriam Carpenter 1902, 
editor of Alumnae Register; Constance P. Chipman 1906, alumnae secretary; 
Frances McTernen Coan 1935, delegate from Springfield; Helen Hale 1901, 
class fund secretary; Carolyn Guptil Hansen 1933, class fund secretary; 
Helen Allen Henry 1932, alumna trustee; Ruth Baker Johnson 1930, vice- 
president of Alumnae Association; Polly Francis Loesch 1929, president 
Alumnae Association; Mary Howard Nutting 1940, vice-president Alumnae 
Association, class fund secretary; Frances Flagg Sanborn 1926, clerk Alum- 
nae Association; Katharine Clay Sawyer 1926, delegate from New Haven, 
Conn. Grace Chapman Spear 1900, class fund secretary; Dorothy Taylor 
1908, class fund secretary; Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson 1922, delegate 
from Wellesley; Betty Weaver Van Wart 1933, New York Abbot Club; 
Helen Knight Wilkinson 1922, treasurer Alumnae Association; Gracie 
Griffin Westman 1926, president Boston Abbot Club. 






A Charm for Remembrance 

First, take a pinch of rosemary, and add a bit of rue; 

With paste, it sticks upon the Harvest Moon, 

And if it sticks, your loneliness is nearly through. 

Your thoughts will soon be flying on a sea-gull's dazzling wings 

And you'll begin to think about a dram of little things: 

The frosty taste of apples off a scarlet autumn tree; 

The summer smell of roses in the spring; 

The restless, ceaseless pounding of a winter sea; 

The fruity, sunny tang of grapes upon the blissful tongue; 

Or purple, pagan pansies in the palpitating sun. 

I'm quite aware your heart will, homestick, add a bushel more 

For "each man to his own" as wise men say; 

My wares are cheap — just dreams and idle memories. 

So, lest the things you dearly love go far, and grow too old, 

Come with swift feet here to the market place where rosemary is sold. 



Ann Taylor 1951 



Constance Chipman to Retire 

The announcement that Constance Chipman is retiring will seem almost 
incredible to the Alumnae. The vitality of her spirit and energy is ageless 
and her enthusiastic enjoyment of her work has not diminished in the least 
from the day she took on the responsibilities of the Alumnae office to the 
present moment when she is planning for the 1951 reunions, including her 
own forty-fifth! 

It is difficult to measure in any adequate terms the contribution that 
Mrs. Chipman — "Connie" to hundreds of the alumnae — has made to 
Abbot. From her indefatigable pursuit of a "lost" old girl from the office 
files to the preparation of a delectable breakfast or luncheon in her own home, 
which seems capable of expansion as infinite as her hospitality, "Connie" has 
brought to every phase of Alumnae activities — reunions, club meetings, the 
raising of the Alumnae Fund, the editing of the Bulletin — a contagious 
energy and enthusiasm. 

Mrs. Chipman will carry on until her successor can be found. That it 
will not be easy to discover the right person is obvious, but she has made the 
position such a vital one in the life of the school as well as in Alumnae work, 
that the Board of Trustees hope some loyal and capable alumna will be 
attracted to it. Its importance is inestimable and the position can be increas- 
ingly interesting and challenging in the days ahead. 

Representing the Board of Trustees, the administration, and the alum- 
nae, we know that we speak with complete unanimity when we say that 
Constance Chipman as a "d.o.g.," as an alumna daughter, as an alumna 
mother, as a member of the Board of Trustees, and as Alumnae Secretary, 
has made a unique contribution to Abbot, and that we hope her retirement 
from the burdens of office, which she has borne so lightly and gaily, will only 
release her for her further enjoyment and ours, during a long period of 
"emeritus-ship" ! 

E. Barton Chapin 

President of Abbot Board of Trustees 
Marguerite C. Hearsey 

Principal 
Helen Allen Henry 
Jane Baldwin 

Alumnae Trustees 



Memorandum from Burton S. Flagg 



SCHOLARSHIPS! 

Many Abbot girls would not be able to receive an Abbot diploma if it 
were not for Scholarship aid from generous individuals and organizations. 
What a feeling of satisfaction for participation in a worthwhile project! 

The number of Abbot Alumnae interested in helping young people with 
scholarship aid is increasing every year. 

The following excerpts are from letters received by the Treasurer: 

"I first became interested in Abbot through reading Kate Douglas 
Wiggin's (Abbot 1873) "Garden of Memory" and her tribute to it. Since 

that time Miss of our city attended Abbot, and Miss is enrolled 

this year." 

"We appreciate very keenly the Scholarship aid that you are giving. 
We hope she will prove herself worthy of it. I feel that we are wonderfully 
fortunate in her being able to attend Abbot." 



ANNUITY! 

One alumna wishing to strengthen Abbot's Scholarship foundations in a 
gift, sent to me some of her Government bonds. A check equivalent to the 
Bond's interest thereon was sent to her by agreement semi-annually during 
her life. 

By this gift she knew that the security was practically riskless. She re- 
ceived no reduction in income for life. She avoided having those bonds in- 
cluded in her estate and subject to Inheritance tax charges, and at her death 
the full income became available for a worthy scholarship at Abbot. 



FORM OF GIFT! 

Many of our gifts have come by legacy — being listed in the will of the 
Alumna or friend of the school with wording similar to the following: 

"I give to Abbot Academy dollars, the income thereof 

to be used preferably for purposes." 

In the mind of the giver he or she thus states a preference which means 
that if there was no pupil in a given year eligible for her "preference" in- 
come thereof, it would then become available in such way as the Trustees 
thought it would be most useful. 



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A Letter from Accra 
Gold Coast, British West Africa 

Nancy Marsh Gares, 1934 



Much that is newsworthy has happened since I was asked, a year ago, 
to send news to the Bulletin. I thought at the time I was quite busy getting 
ready to have a baby but I now discover that I am incomparably busier 
with him at the crawling stage. Paul Andre was born July 25, 1950, and like 
a good "Coaster" has already had his first bout of malaria and of dysentery. 
We can now expect the various other children's diseases that are endemic 
or imported from Europe. But he is thriving really, as most children do in 
the tropics. 

The evolution of West Africa has taken one big stride this year; the Gold 
Coast now has a constitution and an elected Legislative Assembly with a full 
battery of Ministers. They have just been appointed and have yet to prove 
their worth. They are quite convinced that the eyes of the world are upon 
them and would be very hurt to learn that they are very small frogs. 

Most people need to be reminded that there is no possibility of my 
knowing their neighbor's daughter who is married in Johannesburg — much 
less even than one of the Firestone plantation bosses in Liberia. We are 1 3 
hours from Johannesburg by air and 33 hours from Boston and by great good 
fortune we are on the main line of Pan American Airways. 

Accra maintains its wartime importance as an airport for inter and intra 
colonial service as well as connections to Europe. It is a town of some 150,000 
people — about 1 500 Europeans, a town that has grown tremendously in the 
past ten years and is still growing. It is a market town, the seat of the govern- 
ment of the Gold Coast, a port of diminishing importance as the chief 
imports and exports go through Takaradi a deep water port 120 miles west 
of us. Accra may see eight or ten ships at a time in the roadstead, but two 
or three is more usual. All cargoes are taken off into small boats and unloaded 
on the beach. The boat crews — often Kroomen from Ivory Coast and 
Liberia — paddle with a curious trident-shaped blade and are adept at 
bringing a loaded boat through the surf, and carrying cases on their heads, 
and I have seen cases of over 200 pounds carried by one man, to the customs 
sheds. The activity on the beach is fascinating and endless with cocoa to be 
loaded in season and ever increasing quantities of imported goods. The 
market, too, is always busy and so is the fishing community, and we do have 
wonderful fish here until the waters get too hot and they go north. 

We have just come through a serious drought; February is the critical 
month at the end of the dry season. I assure you I know the worth of water, 
particularly when it's hot enough to make one want three baths a day. Today 
is our first real rain and it has been falling gently but firmly since the big 



wind blew it in at two this morning. Luckily it is a gentle rain for when it 
pours like an overturned bucket, the dry land is washed away. Water can 
make or break Africa. It never seems to be in the right amount. Even projects 
to impound water are viewed with suspicion as there are so many water- 
borne diseases, filariasis, hilharzia, particularly the latter, also sleeping sick- 
ness and yellow fever, and of course, malaria. Water — it's a subject to write 
a book about, not the technical study, but a novel like Storm. Imagine the 
river from which Accra takes its water supply rising from nothing to 135 
million gallons a day going over the weir at the water-works all in the space 
of twenty-four hours. This river has had trenches dug in the bed between the 
pools to ensure a flow of water. 

The Africans here are going through that difficult stage of political 
adolescence. A European or American educated elite (the French call them 
"evalues") that has often a veneer of education and is persuaded he knows 
all the answers, who has been subjected to Communist propaganda from the 
day he docked in England and France or America, is now the majority in 
government. The Moslem faith spreads along the sub-desert and is intense, 
while on the coast Islam is much more lax. Parenthetically we are told that 
there are more converts to Islam than to Christianity. There are many 
Moslem missionaries, notably the heretical (in the eyes of Mecca) Ahmaddiya 
of Indian origin. 

This is beginning to seem like an article from the Encyclopedia Britannica. 
Suffice it to say that Africa is no longer the "white man's grave"; if one is 
prudent. We enjoy our tour of duty in Accra and are at present looking for- 
ward to well-earned leave, my husband having done 27 months already, and 
we hope to be in the States this summer. 

My kindest regards and greetings to alumnae friends. 



IMPORTANT 

Because of the impending retirement of Constance Parker Chip- 
man the position of Alumnae Secretary will soon be open. Any 
alumna who might like to be considered for the position, or who 
knows of some one who might qualify for it, whether an alumna 
or not, is requested to write for particulars to Helen Allen Henry 
(Mrs. Lenert W. Henry, 246 Glen Road, Weston 93, Massachusetts). 



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Abbot Clubs 



BOSTON (1892): President, Mrs. Gracie 
Griffin Westman '26; 1st Vice-President, Mrs. 
Faith Chipman Parker '31; 2nd Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Marion Ireland Conant '27; 
Corresponding Secretary, Monica Keith '31; 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Betsy Bennett Ewing 
'43; Auditor, Mrs. Polly Spear Chapin '36; 
Treasurer, Mrs. Barbara Bloomfield Wood; 
Directors for two years, Mrs. Molly Chase Fos- 
ter '40, Mrs. Betty Hardy Verdery '42, Mrs. 
Rachel Place Smith '33; Directors for four 
years, Beverly Brooks '41 ; Mrs. Mary Trafton 
Simonds '36, Mrs. Mary Rockwell Stewart 
'34- 

CHICAGO (1921): President, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Rabling Shumway '40; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Judith Hawkes Landaker '43. 

CONNECTICUT (1923): President, Mrs. 
Mildred Daniels Cary 191 7; Secretary- Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Emily House Maidment 1927. 
Chairman of luncheon arrangements in i;)52, Mrs. 
Florence Gardner Balius, New London. 

The annual spring luncheon was held on 
April 20, at the Town and County Club, 
Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Chipman, and Miss 
Eleanor Tucker, teacher of Chemistry at 
Abbot, were the guests of honor. Miss Tucker 
showed coloured slides of scenes at Abbot 
and around Andover. 

DETROIT (1922): President, Mrs. Jean 
Craig Fitzgerald '43. 

MAINE, EASTERN (1926): President, 
Mrs. Louise Douglass Hill '26; Vice-President, 
Mrs. Dorothy Spear Roberts '27; Treasurer, 
Mrs. Annetta Richards Bryant '23. 

The annual summer luncheon meeting 
will be held July 10, , somewhere between 
Rockland and Bangor. Mrs. Hill cordially 
invites any Abbot girls who are summering 
in Maine to attend the luncheon, and asks 
them to write her, 31 Webster Ave. N., Ban- 
gor, Maine, so she may notify them of place 
and time. 

MAINE, WESTERN (1898): President, 
Mrs. Louise Houghton Wells '06; Secretary, 
Mrs. Gertrude Shackleton Hacker '15; 



Treasurer, Gladys Merrill '29. The annual 
meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. 
Wells, Monday, May 7. 

NEW YORK (1898): Honorary President, 
Miss Jane Baldwin; Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Ruth Cann Baker; Corresponding Secretary, 
Mrs. Betty Weaver Van Wart; Treasurer, 
Mrs. Mary Mallory Pattison. Board of Gov- 
ernors: Miss Jane Baldwin, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bragg Macintosh, Mrs. Jeanne Cowles Wil- 
son, Miss Charlotte Drury, Mrs. Joyce Jar- 
man McNamara, Miss Lois Kimball, Mrs. 
Roberta Kendall Kennedy, Mrs. Cynthia 
James Lovelock, Mrs. Barbara Lord Ma- 
thias, Mrs. Mabel Tubman, Taylor Miss 
Margaret Van Voorhis, Mrs. Frances Wil- 
liams MacCorkle, Mrs. Elizabeth Righter 
Farrar. 

A delightful luncheon meeting was held 
on April 21 at the home of Nini Owsley 
Warwick in Bronxville. Thirty alumnae 
came to enjoy the coloured slides of Abbot 
shown by Miss Eleanor Tucker of the Abbot 
faculty, and to hear Alumnae news from 
Mrs. Chipman. It was voted to concentrate 
all efforts on one big spring meeting next 
year, and a change in the administrative 
officers was made in appointing a Board of 
Governors. 

OHIO, CENTRAL (192 1): President, 
Mrs. Bettina Rollins Wheeler '29. 

OHIO, SOUTHERN, CINCINNATI 
(1948): Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Patricia 
Pettengill Whitaker '43. 

OHIO, CLEVELAND (1927): President, 
Mrs. Helen Weber Mitchell '09. 

OLD COLONY CLUB (1924): President, 
Mrs. Frieda Billings Cushman '01, Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Alice Webster Brush '07. 
The annual luncheon meeting will be held 
October 27. 

PITTSBURGH (1921): President, Mrs. 
Jean Cross Maier '38. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. (1949): President, 
Mrs. Sarah Zimmermann Minard '42. 



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EREHW ERA YEHT WON? 

GREAT PRIZE CONTEST! 
(Virtue is its own reward) 

No one could come into this job of working up the new Alum- 
nae Register without being impressed with the loyal sense of 
responsibility and the alertness of the Abbot alumnae. Out of the 
list of lost people that we advertised in last May's Bulletin, we 
had replies from alumnae which enabled us to find over fifty! 

When one reads a list like this, it is easy and natural to say, 
i 'Plenty of people will write in about so-and-so, it won't be neces- 
sary for me to/" Or ii I know who would know about her" and then 
in the crowded days forget to do anything more about it. At least 
human nature has often so behaved in the past. Can we do any- 
thing about this behavior problem? 

Miriam F. Carpenter 
Editor Alumnae Register 

Addresses given are the latest known, f Indicates graduation. Use blanks following for 
suggestions we may follow up. 

Before 1900 

88 1 Marsh, Cornelia E. (Mrs. Carl R. Lindstrom) 

883 Patrick, Elizabeth M. (Mrs. Elizabeth P. Webster) Van Nuys, Calif. 

887 Hopkins, Annie E. (Mrs. Edwin L. Allen) Pittsburgh, Pa. 

888 Wright, Anna E. (Mrs. William H. Merritt) Riverside, 111. 
893 Mitchell, Merry (Mrs. Moorhouse) 
893 Radclyffe, Amy E. 
895 Packard, Mary L. 

897 Browne, Agnes C. (Mrs. William G. B. Harland) 

899 Queal, Jessie M. (Mrs. D. E. Spaulding) 

1900-1919 

1900 Cowles, Gertrude S. (Mrs. William R. Shelton) West Hartford, Ct. and Daytona 
Beach, Fla. 

1902 O'Neill, Elenora R. (Mrs. William McQuade) 

1903 Mills, Sarah S. 

Morey, Mira (Mrs. Louis R. Brochon) 

Wilcox, Pauline W. (Mrs. Lester V. V. Smith) Chicago 

1905 Roser, Helen C. (Mrs. Roy MacPherson) 

1906 Jellerson, Mary Ethel (Mrs. Perry Coons) Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Nugent, Eleanor M. (Mrs. Harlan G. Bosler) New Orleans, La. 

1908 Rockwell, Marguerite, Baltimore, Md. 

Wadsworth, Edna G., Chestnut Hill Ave., Brookline 
191 1 Thomas, Katharine T. (Mrs. Leslie B. Cooper) 
1913 Gilbert, Katharine K. (Mrs. Thomas C.Johnson) 

Surette, Mary Frances (Mrs. M. D. Fort) Kew Gardens, Long Island, N. Y. 
1915 Vittum, Marion H. (Mrs. Wakefield Shock) Glendale, Calif. 



1920-1950 

1920 Greenough, Louise M. (Mrs. Henry L.Jones) Spokane, Wash. 

fi922 Keener, Ruth D., Philadelphia, Pa. 

1924 Wilson, Margaret 

1925 Pike, Ruth W., Detroit, Mich. 

f 1926 Wooyenaka, Fuki (Mrs. Samitaro Uramatsu) 

1929 Smith, Mary Chesebro, Fargo, N. D. 

1930 Sawyer, Gretchen 
Schell, Jere Finch 

1 93 1 Scudder, Sarah Katherine, Buena Vista. Ohio 
Van der Veer, Marion 

1938 Thomas, Ruth J. (Mrs. H. Ballard Cleveland) Staunton, Va. 

1939 Sheedy, Mary Louise 

1945 Mitamura, Amy, 99 Claremont Ave., New York, N. Y. 
1950 Squire, Shirley D. A., Mexico City 



Cut out and return to Alumnae Office 

Maiden Name 

Married Name 

Address 

If not living, date and place of death if known 

Possible clues that may be followed 

Today's Date 

Signature Class 



Cut out and return to Alumnae Office 

Maiden Name 

Married Name 

Address 

If not living, date and place of death if known 

Possible clues that may be followed 

Today's Date 

Signature Class . . 



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Deaths 



Helen E. Melendy 1871, May 12, 1950, in 
Orange, N. J. 

Charlotte Buck 1877 (Mrs. Walter Brews- 
ter), October 5, 1945, in Bangor, Maine. 

Alice B. Johnson 1880 (Mrs. George E. 
Pray), December 17, 1950, in Bangor, 
Maine. 

Hattie Allen 1886 (Mrs. Charles W. Wol- 
cott), March 13, 1950. 



P. Miriam Brown 1893, December 14, 
1950, in Eldora, Iowa. 
Margaret Louise Farrer 1895, June 3, 

1950, in West Pittston, Pa. 

Edith Royce 1897 (Mrs. Warren B. Oak- 
ley), November 8, 1950, in Detroit, Mich. 
Marjorie Ide 1900, Lady Leslie, February 

1 95 1, in County Monaghan, Ireland. 



Class News 



1876 
Seventy-fifth Anniversary 

Kate Jenkins celebrated her ninety-third 
birthday on February 22, with her usual tea 
party. 

1879 

F. Adelaide Weeks writes, "I may be the 
oldest living graduate of Abbot. Am finding 
life full of interest at ninety-five." 

1886 
Sixty-fifth Reunion 

1887 

Ernestine Wyer Mears writes from Chula 
Vista, Cal., "Here in San Diego any Abbot 
girls seldom come. In June visiting my 
daughter at her home in the White Mountains 
I met a Mrs. Prescott whose aunt was Mary 
Carter, in Abbot the same time I was! I am 
well, was 80 on March 4. Jessie Guernsey 
is the only Abbot correspondent I have." 

1889 

Edith Jackson Lewis' son Frederick Jr., 
is now with the Korean Communications 
forces, as a specialist in the Signal Corps. 

In a recent letter Dora (now called Dor- 
othy) Mason McLaughlin of Crescenta, Cal., 
writes of her special interest in historical 
matters. She belongs to the Historical So- 
ciety of Southern California, and as a former 
Andover resident, has become a life mem- 
ber of the local chapter of the National 
Society of American Colonists. As a hobby 
she collects pictures of early American 
churches. 



Flora Mason expects to attend the gradua- 
tion from Abbot in June of her grandniece 
Sally Mason. 

1890 

Marion Howard Hutchinson reports 13 
grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren! 

1891 
Sixtieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Charles H. 
Spencer (Katharine Winegarner), 69 Gran- 
ville St., Newark, Ohio. 

Nell Billings McBurney sends greetings to 
her classmates: "My life has been quite 
uneventful. It is sixteen years since my hus- 
band passed away, but my two lovely 
daughters have been a great comfort. The 
older one, Mrs. Storm, lives in Greenwich, 
Conn., and is the business manager of the 
"Merry-Go-Round" connected with the 
Red Cross, Mrs. Ann Rockefeller being the 
real head and manager. I am telling this 
because there are several girls at Abbot from 
Greenwich and my daughter is always very 
proud to say, "My mother went there." 
Mrs. Carol Storm has two sons, one at Waco, 
Texas, training for the Air Force, and the 
other, a sophomore at Cornell. My younger 
daughter, Mrs. Mary Eleanor Bumsted, has 
a daughter and son, the latter a junior at 
Williams, where his father graduated. Her 
daughter Barbara, went to Smith, where 
both my daughters went, but left in her 
sophomore year to marry, and she has two 
boys, so I am proud to be a great-grand- 
mother. Mrs. Bumsted, always being civic 
minded, was head of the blood bank in Mont- 



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clair during World War II, and losing her 
husband of leukemia, about four years ago, 
she was offered the position as head of the 
Red Cross in Montclair and has been there 
ever since. My sister Edith Royce Oakley, 
Abbot 1897, died last winter. My bachelor 
brother still lives in Middletown, so I try 
to see Annie Bull Hardenberg once a year. 
I read every word of the Bulletin." 

Mrs. Elgin L. McBurney 
(Eleanor Billings) 

2600 Boulevard, Jersey City, N. J. 

Annie Bull Hardenberg writes: Dear 
1 89 1 Girls: I lead a quiet life at 7 Orchard 
St. (Middletown, N. Y.) in the house I came 
to as a bride in 1895. Have two sons: Albert 
who lives in Bronxville, N. Y., his son Mark 
graduated from Phillips and is now a junior 
at Yale. His daughter will be ready for col- 
lege in the fall. My other son is a doctor, 
lives in Fairfield, Conn., with office in 
Bridgeport. He has three children, so I have 
five grandchildren to think about. I still 
belong to the Monday Art Club and to a 
King's Daughters Circle, both organized 
sixty years ago. I am sorry I cannot be in 
Andover, June 1 . With my best wishes to all. 

Grace Conant (Page) writes, "The letter 
telling of a paper reunion opens many doors 
of memory. I have been married since June 
11, 1885, to Frederick Harlan Page. He was 
a young editor of the old Boston Adoertizer, 
but left to study theology at Andover; that is 
when I took courses at Abbot. My husband, 
after graduating, served pastorates in Law- 
rence and Waltham, and then was made 
President of the first Congregational Con- 
ference of Massachusetts. He was very in- 
strumental in effecting the coalition of An- 
dover and Newton Theological Schools. He 
has also been a trustee of Wheaton College 
for thirty-five years. While I had no career 
of my own, I was very closely connected 
with my husband's work. Unfortunately we 
had no children, except a host of "adopted" 
ones that we met through church work. Two 
years ago we closed our home on Greenwood 
Lane in Waltham, and came to a nearby 
Rest Home at 90 Dale St. where we share a 
very pleasant room. With good wishes to 
the class." 

From Alice Fleek Miller: Dear Class of 
1 89 1 : My loving greetings go to you on the 
occasion of your Sixtieth Reunion. As you 
well know, I was not a member of the class, 



but many of my Abbot friends were and I 
was sometimes included in social gatherings. 
Miss Abby Mitchell used to call me the 
appendage of the class. I roomed with a 
member of your class, Lena Hinchman, the 
first year on the third floor of old Smith 
Hall. It was a quaint old building with very 
narrow winding stairways, but we had a 
happy time there, and especially exciting 
when the Phillips boys came down and 
serenaded us with something touching like, 
"Nut Brown Maiden, Thy pearly teeth are 
false, love. They rattle when you waltz, 
love." 

As I think of it, Saturday was cleaning 
day and we certainly stirred things and made 
the dust fly but there was a welcome period 
of relaxation when Allen Hinton came along 
with a wagon load of the best ice cream I 
ever tasted. Lena and I always had three 
pints of mixed flavors which we placed upon 
one plate and attacked with two spoons. 
Isn't youth wonderful? I was obliged to 
leave in the middle of the year for health 
reasons. I loved Abbot and I think it did a 
great deal for me. 

I am still here in Newark, Ohio, in the 
house that we built fifty years ago. My hus- 
band passed away twenty years ago. Our 
four children are all happily married and 
living in Newark and nearby Granville. 
Martha Grace Reese, Abbot 1918, has one 
son, Gilbert, who is studying law at Ohio 
State Univ. and a daughter, Phoebe, who 
was married on November 29, and will 
graduate from Smith in June. A daughter, 
Thekla, is in her junior year at Shipley 
School and the youngest son, David 10, is at 
home. Virginia, my second daughter, who 
graduated from Abbot in 1920, has a daugh- 
ter Sally who graduated from Bryn Mawr 
in 1948, and is now married to Robert L. 
Jenkins and living in Dayton, Ohio. I have 
one son, Dr. John Fleek Miller, a pediatrician 
with offices in Newark, but living nearby. 
Their son Bill is at Lawrenceville. Beth is in 
Granville Junior High. 

Alice, my youngest, married Richard 
Spalding, a Kentuckian, who is in the farm- 
ing implement business in Newark. Their 
eldest, Dick Jr., is a Marine on the Battleship 
New Jersey. Stephen is in high school. The 
last of my twelve grandchildren are Alice's 
two little blondes, Alice 9, and Catherine 6. 

I see Kate Winegarner now and then. She 
seems well and is still good looking. I miss 



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Alice Hinkley, who lives now in Portland, 

Maine. With best wishes for your health and 

happiness. 

Alice F. Miller, 

473 Hudson Ave., Newark, Ohio 

Harriet Hines Flack writes: "As a mere 
'Hanger-on' of the Class of 189 1, I feel that 
it is almost presumptuous of me to write. I 
left Abbot when the Class of '91 graduated 
and went to St. Agnes School in Albany 
where I graduated in 1893. After travelling 
abroad in 1894 I married and had one 
daughter. I have two grandsons who were 
both in the Service, one in the army, the 
other in the navy. One grandson is married, 
the other working for his Ph.D. at the Univ. 
of Minnesota. Through visits, and an occa- 
sional meeting in New York City, I have 
kept in touch with Nell Royce McBurney, 
Annie Bull Hardenberg and until her death, 
Lena Hinchman Townsend. I still live in Troy, 
N. Y., where I was born. An uneventful 
but generally happy life." 

Dear Classmates: There are two of us, 
my sister and myself. Gertrude is seven years 
younger than I, but we are both -as well as 
could be expected. I am on "a salt-free 
diet," but it might be so much worse. My 
eyes and ears are as good as could be ex- 
pected and my joints are limber. 

I have no descendants but I have a first 
cousin who has fourteen, so that makes up 
in part for what I failed to do in that direc- 
tion. I taught thirty-five years in high school 
taking summer courses at Columbia, Clark 
University at Worcester, and elsewhere to 
supplement my years at Abbot. I remember 
so well the summer I visited Kate, and shall 
enjoy reading about you all in our "paper 
reunion." With affectionate greetings to you 

all. 

Caroline A. Goodell 

32 Hill St., Whitinsville, Mass. 

From Kate Winegarner Spencer: "The 
Class of 1 89 1 was one of the smallest to be 
graduated from Abbot Academy. When 
those girls entered, sixty-three years ago, 
Draper Hall was being built and Abbot Hall 
moved to its present location. One can 
easily imagine the state of the grounds, heaps 
of dirt, gravel and materials everywhere. I 
knew nothing of the building plans, but had 
heard about Abbot from three Newark girls 
who had been there. Persuaded Harriet 
Hines to come with me and together we took 



up our abode on the third floor of Smith Hall. 
With us were three girls from Middletown, 
N. Y., and we were joined later by another 
Newark girl, Alice Fleek, all of these are now 
living with one exception. As a German stu- 
dent I spent my second year in South Hall, 
presided over by Mrs. Mead and Fraulein 
Heitmuller. In those days we were supposed 
to speak only German until recreation hours. 
One evening a week the girls were invited 
to Mrs. Mead's apartment. We took our fancy 
work and she read aloud to us the current 
novel, Henry Elwood, and we discussed some 
of the controversial elements of the book. I 
believe that South Hall has been remodeled 
and is now the lovely home of Miss Hearsey. 
I roomed alone in one of the attic rooms, 
while across the hall were Annie Dutton 
from Boston and Ida Kennedy; on the second 
floor were Sue Hinkly, Mary Carter, Mary 
Huntington, Alice Conant and Bess Wilcox. 
How well I remember the exciting sessions 
with mental telepathy. We would stand with 
hands touching shoulders and will May to 
pick up a broom, or ring a bell. At this time 
the French students lived in Davis Hall with 
Miss Merrill and Miss Kelsey, where the 
same rules were in force in respect to French 
conversation. As a result of this method, 
Caroline Goodell from Davis Hall became a 
teacher of French, while I received an offer 
of marriage as a result of my efforts with the 
German language! Then at last Draper Hall 
was finished and the girls of 1891 were the 
first to occupy the beautiful suites on the 
second floor; here we were all together for 
the first time. It was here that we came 
directly under the influence of Miss McKeen. 
As our class was small, she often met us in 
the senior parlor for her classes in Art, 
Church History and Butler's Analogy. I 
remember that we had to go one at a time 
to recite by heart the opening paragraph of 
the Analogy, "Let us consider." I'll not 
repeat more, as no doubt you all remember 
it as well as I do. How could we forget? 

In the spring of that year Miss McKeen 
had met Helen Keller in Boston and at her 
suggestion the Class of '91 invited her and 
her teacher to be our guests from Tuesday 
to Wednesday. Helen at that time was only 
eleven years old, but was making wonderful 
progress under her teacher's loving care. 
At supper Miss McKeen wanted to know 
what Helen was thinking about. As Miss 
Sullivan spelled the question into Helen's 



hand, she haltingly replied, "I was thinking 
about Oliver Twist " We had a very good 
meal that evening, but she was sitting at a 
boarding school table and thinking of Oliver 
Twist! In the evening a reception was ar- 
ranged to which all the Andover and Phillips 
dignitaries were invited to meet our guests. 
When Miss Sullivan spelled into Helen's 
hand, "Helen, this is Prof. Coy," she im- 
mediately said, "I have heard of coy maid- 
ens, but this is the first coy professor." How 
wonderfully the other senses were developed 
to compensate for the loss of seeing and 
hearing. In the art gallery she could name 
the sculptured pieces by merely passing her 
hands over them. When she came to the 
Niobe group she said, "I cannot tell what 
this is, but I know there is sorrow here." 
The next morning she stood in Chapel and 
talked to us of the beauty of spring more 
eloquently than any of us could have done. 

The years following graduation found me 
married, and the mother of five healthy 
youngsters, soon facing the problem of a 
' college education. In those days, Andover 
seemed a long way off. Six miles from here is 
Denison Univ., located in Granville, and 
here they were able to enter upon leaving 
high school. My son, Frank, having an 
appointment at Annapolis, left high school 
and spent two years there; at the close of 
World War I, he returned to civilian life, 
and with his brother John went into the 
newspaper business with their father. The 
two youngest girls graduated from Denison, 
and Marian later took a secretarial course 
at the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston and 
spent the year before her marriage in the 
office of Congressman Charles West in 
Washington. 

All my children are married and living 
here in Newark, so I have seen the second 
generation of nine grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren grow up around me. 

I was happy to have a granddaughter, 
Anne Spencer, at Abbot last year, but now 
she has transferred to Kingswood-Cran- 
brook School. One grandson, Frank Spencer 
Jr. after graduation from Columbia Univ. 
is now working on his master's degree in the 
Russian Institute, specializing in History. 
His sister Barbara, after two years in Cornell 
has returned to complete her college work 
in Denison. 

Beyond the exacting duties of wife and 
mother there is little of special interest in 



my life. With my husband I have had vaca- 
tions in various parts of the country, and in 
1 910 with a friend I made a round-the-world 
cruise on the Cleveland. Then twenty years 
later, with my husband I went over much of 
the same ground on the Franconia. Those 
glimpses of foreign countries have made war 
news very real to me. 

Since my husband's death in '42 I have 
lived quietly at home retaining my connec- 
tions in several clubs and organizations. I 
can drive my car and spend the summers in 
Michigan, near Petoskey. The Abbot Bulle- 
tin is always a welcome visitor, and how I 
do look for news of anyone who was at 
Abbot during the years '89 through '93. 

With the hope that we may have another 
reunion in some form, I send my love and 
best wishes to all of you. 

Kate W. Spencer 

69 Granville St., Newark, Ohio 

Myra Bodwell with her sister Helen spent 
the winter months travelling and sightseeing 
for the second time in Mexico, finding much 
of interest in city and village life. Last winter 
they went to Quatamala. In the summer 
their home is in South Chatham. 

1892 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. Car- 
penter, 84 Central St., Andover, Mass. 

1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norwin S. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nichols), 63 Carpenter St., 
Manchester, N. H. 

Caddie Abbott Smith has made a good 
recovery from a major operation. 

1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Doremus 
Scudder (Mabel Bosher), 133 West 9th St., 
Claremont, Cal. 

Ellen Lombard retired from the U.S. 
Office of Education after thirty years of 
service as specialist in parent education. 
"My avocation is to assist in forming a 
two-party political system in Pinella Co., 
Florida. I am Honorary Vice-Pres. of Na- 
tional Congress of Parents and Teachers 
since 1940, and life member of N.E.A. 

1895 

Charlotte Drury spent last summer in 
Denmark with her sister. She keeps busy 
with Church and several Board duties. 



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Gertrude Miller Jackson and her sister 
Lillian Miller Troutman '97, entertained 
Miss Hearsey at an Alumnae tea in the 
University Club, Pittsburgh. 

1896 
Fifty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Ernest L. Carr 
(Lillian Franklin), 34 Russell St., Milton 87, 
Mass. 

Dear Girls of '96: How I wish I could 
see you all. Perhaps television will make class 
reunions a thing of the past. Of myself I live 
with two daughters and two teen-age grand- 
children and keep busy. My sons with five 
more grandchildren live near. About a year 
ago the doctor told me I must live less ac- 
tively so I have become an arm-chair trav- 
eler, and have seen the jungles of South 
America, and climbed the mountains of 
Oregon, shot leopards in India and crossed 
the Pacific on a raft. 

Then I come home to my study filled with 
books of modern poetry collected since my 
girlhood. Many are first editions and signed 
copies, with anthologies on many subjects, 
and prose volumes about poetry. I meet 
other poetry lovers at the English Poetry 
Society in Boston. For active days I have a 
loom at which I take much pleasure choosing 
yarns and colors and the patterns that make 
textures. 

While we may feel that we live on a slant- 
ing deck in this uneasy world, surely we can 
be thankful for all our old loyalties. 
Lovingly yours, 

Lillian Franklin Carr 

To the Class of '96: When we look back 
upon time we wonder how it can fly so fast. 
I still manage to keep busy. After graduating 
I took a course in Kindergarten and taught 
school until I retired. At present I am living 
at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with my niece 
who is also an Abbot graduate. Her husband 
is in business in Portland. She has two young 
daughters who keep us entertained. Some of 
my time is occupied as a baby sitter. For a 
D.O.G. I seem to keep well and busy. 

Florence B. Holt 

Dear Girls of '96: There is always a 
warm glow in my heart whenever I think of 
Abbot and our Class of '96. How I wish we 
might all be together for our 55th reunion 
in the lovely town of Andover. There would 
be so many wonderful changes to see. I 



know we would leave with a deep sense of 
pride in our old school. But I would be sad 
not to have dear Miss Mason there to greet 
us as she always has at our other reunions. 
She was my corridor teacher at Draper Hall 
and I remember her with great affection. 

I haven't gone far in all these years as I 
still live in the house that my grandfather 
built, and where I was born, but as I look 
back there has been much happiness in my 
life. Sorrow has recently come to me as my 
dear husband died in September. My 
daughter and sister live with me and my son 
and his family nearby. The grandchildren 
are a great joy. Anne is a freshman at Rad- 
cliffe and has a brilliant mind, her ambition 
is along the line of medical research, but 
she also likes a good time. Loring Jr. starts 
his college preparatory work next year and 
at the age of twelve thinks he would like 
to be a doctor. I wonder? Both of them get 
a great deal of pleasure from music. Anne is 
on the Glee Club at college, and the boy is 
an ardent choir boy at St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church where we go. I hope there will be 
news in the Bulletin from each one of you. 
My love and best wishes for you all. 
Ruth Loring Conant 
914 High St., Dedham, Mass. 

Greetings to the "Girls of '96!" Lillian 
Franklin Carr has asked me to write about 
what I have been doing since our 50th re- 
union. While at home in Maiden I am inter- 
ested in Church and Hospital work. I have 
held an official position in the hospital 
Ladies' Aid for several years. Now that I 
have graduated from the presidency, will 
let the younger generation continue my 
work. My vacation is during the winter and 
since my husband retired we have spent 
three months at the Fort Harrison Hotel in 
Clearwater, Fla. I have fully recovered from 
my broken hip and play golf and all the 
other sports popular in Florida. I often meet 
former Abbot girls much later than '96. I 
expect to go to the '51 reunion and hope to 
see some of you there. To you all I send my 
sincerest greetings. 

Helen Marland Bradbury, 

24 Woodland Rd., Maiden 48, Mass. 

Dear Girls of 1896: It is a disappoint- 
ment to miss our 55th class reunion at Abbot 
for I know how much fun it would be to do 
things once more with you. Though miles 
and years separate us our bond of long-ago 
interests and affections bind us together. I 



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wish we exchanged letters with members of 
'96 at least once a year. Let's try it! We may- 
be thinner or fatter, or grayer than of yore, 
but we need news of us all along the way. I 
find myself quite well, living in our old home 
and constantly occupied with family and 
friends. Send me news of yourselves any 
time and all times. I send my loving greet- 
ings to you all and dear old Abbot. 
Carolyn Mathews Mohn 
419 Ellison St., Paterson 1, N. J. 

1897 

Atala Anthony Worrell says, "Married 45 
years, 3 fine sons, 3 ideal daughters-in-law, 
7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren." 

Harriet Darling Spaulding writes, "I have 
one son Philip who has two sons, Philip 
Spaulding Jr. and Robert, who is in Korea 
in C.I.C. work. He has been in the service 
two years. Philip Jr. lives in town, has one 
son, David. My husband died March 1948, 
but I still keep the house and have a house- 
keeper. I am very well and able to attend 
church, D.A.R., O.E.S., Women's Club etc." 

Edith Royce Oakley, death reported else- 
where, is survived besides her husband by two 
daughters, Catherine I., and Edith Royce 
Oakley, and one son, Warren Briggs Oaklev 
Jr. 

1898 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Selden W. 
Tyler (Ethel Perley), 24 Park Ave., Wake- 
field, Mass. 

Selina Cook Dunbar has joined her daugh- 
ter Florence in France. They will be in Hol- 
land in tulip time, and plan to travel in 
Europe this summer. Florence lives in Saudi 
Arabia. 

1900 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arthur Spear 
(Grace Chapman), Friendship, Maine. 

Constance Gutterson Taylor is still teaching 
the Mensendick System of Functional Exer- 
cises. Her son Horace is finishing college at 
Santa Barbara, has a son and daughter. Tom 
just received his B.A. from Berkeley, has one 
young daughter. 

Marjorie Ide, Lady Leslie, death reported 
elsewhere, was a daughter of Henry Clay 
Ide, one-time United States Ambassador to 
Spain and Governor General of the Philip- 
pine Islands. She is survived by her husband, 
Sir Randolph Shane Leslie, journalist and 
writer (pen name Leslie Shane), and three 



children, Anita, Captain John, and Des- 
mond Leslie. She died at her home at Glas- 
lough Castle, County Monaghan, Ireland. 

1901 
Fiftieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Howard E. 
Giles (Evelvn Carter), South Woodstock, 
Vt. 

Let's gather at Abbot in June, fifty-one, 
For happy remembrance and present-day 

fun. 
I'm sure we're agreed no course could be 

smarter 
Than choosing of Abbot for loved Alma 

Mater. 

To travel the distance, tho' many a mile, 
For the warm waiting welcome is more than 

worthwhile. 
So let's count on all for a fine get-together, 
We're sure to enjoy it, whatever the weather. 
Evelyn Carter Giles 

Dr. Edmund E. Day, distinguished Presi- 
dent Emeritus of Cornell University, and 
husband of Emily Emerson, died in Ithaca, 
March 23, 1951. Dr. Day, an able adminis- 
trator and eminent authority in the field of 
economics, was widely known for his val- 
uable work on State and Federal boards and 
commissions. Their children are: Emerson, 
M.D., Caroline L. (Mrs. Copeland), Martha 
E., and David A. 

Winthrop Cochran Adams, husband of 
Marion Manson, died February 25, in Ja- 
maica Plain. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox St., Lawrence, Mass. 

1902 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Katherine 
King, South Windsor, Conn. 

Margaret Eshbaugh Adams's daughter 
Margaret is in England "learning a great 
deal." Her son John is in business in New 
York, Daniel a chemist at Bird & Co., in 
Walpole, and Nathan is teaching at College 
Station, A. and M. college. 

Rose Greely writes, "I still have my office 
here in Washington as a landscape architect 
and I'm looking for a new draftsman, in case 
any recent Abbot girls have graduated and 
specialized in that subject and are inter- 
ested." 



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1904 

Ruth Lane Treadway has a fourth grand- 
child, Frederick Townsend Downs, born 
February 7. 

Emily Stearns Giese's daughter Mary Goff 
has a fourth child, Deborah, born Feb- 
ruary 21. Emily Clark Stearns '77, is the 
great-grandmother. 

Julia Wallace Gage has a new grandson, 
Stephen Wallace, born to her son, January 
27. 

1905 

Frances Cutler Knickerbocker's son "now 
at the Brooke Medical Center at San An- 
tonio, has been assigned to the Surgeon 
General's Office in Washington. We have 
just driven to Bar Harbor to see his wife and 
their three children, who hope to join him 
later." 

Katherine Woods reports, "Have just 
finished my tenth translation from the 
French: The Wisdom of Father Pecquet, by 
Omer Englebert. Am settled in my own 
apartment in New York, after resigning 
from UNESCO on expiration of contract 
and returning from Paris in summer of 1950. 
Am of course still actively interested in inter- 
national exchange of thought. Recently 
appointed to selection jury of Books-Across- 
the-Sea. 

1906 
Forty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Hudson Hast- 
ings (Rena Porter), 6 Everit St., New Haven, 
Conn. 

It is expected that about eight of the class 
will come to Andover for reunion. 

1907 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjorie Bond), 142 High St., 
Reading, Mass. 

Jean McEwen Brown moved to Conn, in 
1949. Has one son who graduated from Yale 
in '50 and is working in the Investment Dept. 
of Aetna Life Insurance Co. in Hartford. 

1908 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Dorothy Tay- 
lor, 1 18 Elgin St., Newton Center, Mass. 

Vivian Caunt Earley's daughter Elaine 
was married June 3, 1950 to Warren Calvin 
Bourdette. 

Helen Hulbert Blague writes, "My three 
daughters are married and I have a grand- 



daughter and two grandsons. One of my 
daughters lives in the old Blague house in 
Conn, which has been in the family since 
1685. They have enjoyed restoring it. My 
youngest lives in Troy where her G.I. hus- 
band is getting A's in Rensselaer Institute 
and bringing up a family. I still have my 
voice studio though I do no more church or 
concert singing." 

1909 

Louise Norpell Meek reports seeing Char- 
lotte Gowing Cooper who is teaching occu- 
pational therapy in Canadaigua, N. Y., but 
who is on the "lost" list in the Alumnae 
Office! Louise heard from Florence Schmidt 
Wheatcroft that the floods at Winnepeg had 
entered her home. 

Marjorie Soule Byers says. "I regret my 
college reunion at Wellesley this year doesn't 
coincide with reunion at Abbot. However, 
I may get a glimpse of the school while I am 
east. My daughter Patricia was married in 
September '49 to Donald Mills of Detroit. 
He finished his training for optometry last 
fall and is hoping to be located permanently 
soon. Pat is senior case worker in Children's 
Department of Chicago Welfare where they 
are living at present." 

1910 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Owen Morgan 
(Emily Silsby), 33 Wyndwood Rd., West 
Hartford, Conn. 

Henry B. Trask, a prominent business 
man of Newburyport and father of Lydia 
Trask Cox, died January 29, 1951. 

Ethel Reigeluth Darby's son, Myron G. 
Darby Jr. was married September 2, 1950, 
to Margaret R. Bowman. 

1911 
Fortieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Louie S. Jones 
(Jessie Wightman), 128 High St., Kensing- 
ton, Conn. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas Don- 
ald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke St., 
Andover, Mass. 

Marion Bemis Schlesinger's daughter 
Anne and her three daughters, Joanne, 
Susanne and Diane live near her in Long- 
meadow, Mass. 

James Creighton, husband of Helen Cope- 
land, died November 16, 1950. She is living 



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in Hamburg, N. Y., near her son and daugh- 
ter and three grandchildren. 

Maud Gutterson Green and her husband 
sailed for Europe on April 18. They will be 
joined by their younger daughter, Priscilla, 
who is studying art in Paris. The latter 
served as a Marine for two years. Maud's 
son, Tom, lives in Worcester and has two 
children. Her daughter Maud, living in 
Chevy Chase, has four children. Wilder, the 
younger son is a student in an architectural 
school. 

Frances Huselton Shaw of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
and her husband are planning to spend the 
summer in Florida. Mr. Shaw has recently 
retired from business. 

Frances Pray is working in Laconia, N. H. 
hospital as Housekeeper. 

Margaret Strong Hill writes from Boulder, 
Col. that she regrets that she cannot attend 
reunion this year. Last summer she and her 
husband with daughter Nancy attended Mr. 
Hill's thirty-fifth reunion at Dartmouth. 
Nancy graduated from the University of 
Colorado last June, and is now working in 
Boston. 

Jessie Wightman Jones has a new grand- 
daughter born March 12 to her older son 
and his wife. This makes her total of grand- 
children, six boys and two girls. 

1912 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Maurice 
Pease (Barbara Moore), Lincoln Lane, New 
Britain, Conn. 

1913 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret Wil- 
kins, 279 No. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 4, Cal. 

Olga Erickson Tucker's son Capt. Carl 
Tucker is back in the U.S. Air Force sta- 
tioned at Tyndall Field, Fla., where he is 
supervising the teaching of the air tactical 
school. 

Mary Erving Lindsay's three sons are now 
in uniform, two with the Marines and one in 
the Air Force, "but three grandsons and a 
granddaughter help make life worthwhile." 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Elsie G. Sloan 
(Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, 
Mass. 

Harriett Bowman Meeker has acquired two 
grandchildren this past year, a second child, 
a daughter, Constance Elizabeth to her 
daughter, Elizabeth Martin, David Alan 



Martin being 0.^/2 years old. Her son has a 
first child, William Coleman Meeker. Har- 
riett made a trip recently to California where 
she called upon Miss Martha Howey, and 
Hildegarde Gutterson Smith. 

Elsie Whipple Revill writes of the sudden 
death of her husband, Alan A. Revill, Feb- 
ruary 3. Her daughter, Mrs. Paul L. Sera- 
mur and her husband and two little boys, 
aged 4 and 2, live in San Diego, so she sees 
them often. 

1915 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

Muriel Baker Wood announces the arrival 
of a grandson, David Francis Wood, born in 
February. 

Jessie Nye Blodgett's son, Elliott Donald, 
will graduate from Bowdoin College in June. 

1916 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairmen: Mrs. H. C. Childs 
(Louise King), 240 Lowell St., Peabody; 
Mrs. P. L. Randall (Katharine Odell), North 
Conway, N. H.; Eugenia Parker, Denmark, 
Maine. 

Plans are being made for a big reunion, 
starting with a houseparty at Gigi's camp, 
Blazing Trail, in Denmark, over May 30th. 

Myrtle Dean Lewis writes of her son's 
children, Russell Dean who will be 5, June 
14, and Susan, born March 31, 1950. Her 
son S. Dean Lewis graduated from M.I.T. 
1942 and is employed as an aeronautical 
engineer there. 

Eleanor Frary Rogers with her husband 
and father is taking a 2 ^-months trip around 
South America. 

Marjorie Freeman Heck and her husband 
plan to sail on August 4 for a trip to Holland, 
Belgium, France and Italy. 

Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple and her hus- 
band had a three-months trip to South 
America including a month in Florida. 

Mrs. Charles L. Odell, formerly of Bev- 
erly, Mass., and mother of Katharine Odell 
Randall passed away on February 14, 195 1 , 
in North Conway, N. H. 

Helene Sands Browne's son George is study- 
ing Mechanical Engineering at University of 
Alabama. Her daughter Mary Lord is a 
freshman at Cornell studying Agriculture. 

Emma Stohn Larrabee's son Ralph was 
married on January 27, to Barbara Downey 



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of Temple, N. H. Her daughter Janet is a 
junior at Oberlin Conservatory, and Marie 
is a secretary at Harvard College Observa- 
tory. 

Helen Warfield Baker's daughter Elizabeth 
is a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School 
of Nursing and is on the staff. Her younger 
daughter Mary Adams is a freshman at 
Cazenovia Junior College. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard C. 
Rartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Severna Park, 
Md. 

1917 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Myron S. 
Chellis (Miriam Bacon), 15 Raymond Ave., 
Beverly, Mass. 

Bernice Boutwell Parsons writes about her 
three sons. Philip Jr. completes his academic 
course for his Ph.D. in English Literature 
at Columbia this summer. Douglas finished 
at Dartmouth in June 1950, and was married 
in July to Suzanne Allen ofWolfeboro, N. H. 
He is with the James Lees Carpet Co. in 
New York. Milton graduates from high 
school in June and is in hopes of going to 
Cornell Agricultural College. 

Ruth Jackson French reports three grand- 
children, belonging to her daughter, Martha 
Jane French Gewe. Gerald Alexander 7, 
Anne Louise 3^, and Martha Elizabeth 
20 months old. Bob Gewe, her son-in-law, is 
a graduate of California Institute of Tech- 
nology in Engineering. 

Mr. Theodore Andersson, husband of 
Harriet Murdoch, has been appointed by 
Pres. Griswold of Yale, Director of a new 
program for the Master of Arts in Teaching. 
The course of study aims to turn out better 
teachers for high schools, preparatory schools 
and junior colleges by training "high stand" 
men and women who hold the B.A. degree. 
Mr. Andersson is Associate Professor of 
French, and Director of Undergraduate 
Studies in French. 

1918 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. George J. 
Cutler (Velma Rowell) 45 Eliot St., Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

Frank E. Kenyon, father of Beatrice Ken- 
yon Midgeley, died February 19, 1951. 

1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore M. 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut St., 
Winchester, Mass. 



Marian Nichols Fiore's son Vincent has 
married, is studying Commercial Art at 
Richmond Professional Institute, in Rich- 
mond, Va. Daughter Rita is married, has a 
son, William Francis Brady Jr. 

1920 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Rob- 
inson, Lakeville, Conn. 

Lucy Ford McCorkindale writes: "I was 
so sorry to miss our 30th reunion last June. 
Maybe in 1955, if all goes well. Our older 
son was married November 1 1 to a Sioux 
City girl. Frances Gasser Stover flew out and 
stayed a week. My husband and I hope to go 
to New York for the Shrine Convention in 
July. He is a member of the famous Shrine 
white horse Mounted Patrol who are to 
perform in Madison Square Garden. Have 
renewed correspondence with Paula Patrick 
after all these years. Our younger son is a 
junior at Iowa State and engaged to a Kappa 
from Illinois. We feel very lucky with the 
choice our sons have made with their girls." 

Hilda Heath Safford's son George Jr. grad- 
uates from Dartmouth in June after which 
he will enter the service. Nicholas, a fresh- 
man at Amherst, hopes to continue in college 
as he plans to be a doctor." 

Doris McClintock Taylor's son Alson Jr. 1 5, 
is a sophomore in high school; Ann, 18 years 
old, is a sophomore at Wheaton. 

Julia Abbe D. Garst writes that her hus- 
band died last summer. She is tutoring in 
English, trying to find foreign students es- 
pecially. 

Paula Miller Patrick's son Hugh, Yale 51, 
has been elected Phi Beta Kappa. Wayne is 
a sophomore at Deerfield Academy. 

Margaret Worman Thompson's daughter 
Barbara was married to John Brooks Ensor, 
November 25, 1950, and is living in Balti- 
more. "I am still working as a nurse, but no 
Abbot babies!" 

1921 
Thirtieth Reunion 

Class Fund Secretary and Reunion Chair- 
man: Mrs. Richard K. Stover (Frances 
Gasser), Rockwood Rd., Plandome, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Bulkeley has moved to Detroit 
where she is director of Religious Education 
for the Detroit Council of Churches. Her 
address is: 404 Park Ave., Bldg. Detroit 26, 
Mich. 

Elinor Cochrane Knight writes from Man- 



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Chester, Conn. "We've been here a year last 
November. My husband Bill Knight was 
called in to be ex-vice president cashier, and 
director of the new First National Bank of 
Manchester. Greetings to you all!" 

Frances Gasser Stover, "Looking forward 
to our 30th reunion June 2. Our daughter 
Joan graduates from Garland Junior College, 
June 7. 

Lydia Kunkel Eldredge's son Gregg grad- 
uates from Franklin and Marshall College 
in June and plans to enter Rochester Univer- 
sity Medical School in the fall. Mary is a 
freshman at Wilson College. 

Elizabeth McClellan Stefani's son Robert 
played football for Punchard High School, 
will graduate in June. Marco was on the 
Holderness School football team, now on the 
ski team. Anna is a senior-mid at Abbot, and 
Paul attends Pike School in Andover. 

Carol Perrin Dunton teaches dramatic 
crafts and an advanced course in Shakes- 
peare at Salve Regina College, Newport. 

Helen Roser is Associate Secretary of the 
American Nurses Association, 2 Park Av- 
enue, N. Y., with special responsibility for 
the Professional Counseling and Placement 
Service. 

Louise Van Dervoort Sweet regrets she can- 
not attend reunion. She moved to a new 
address in Kansas City, Mo., at 1225 West 
64th Street. 

Mary Williams Cochran writes, "My doctor 
husband and I and our daughter Ann, 
13 years old, returned from China last Au- 
gust. We lived the last year under the Com- 
munist regime in Peking. Our oldest son 
John is a sophomore at Princeton; our twin 
sons, Jim and Bob, are seniors at Deerfield 
Academy." She hopes to be able to attend 
her reunion. 

1922 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Samuel A. 
Smith Jr. (Alice Van Schmus), 108 Hobart 
Ave., Summit Ave., N. J. 

Katherine Damon Kletzein's daughter 
Edith is a freshman at Dickinson College, 
Carlisle, Pa. 

Katherine Gage (Sister Mary Anselm), is 
teaching this semester at the St. Mary's 
school in Sewanee, Tenn. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson Bluntschli's daughter, 
Joan Graham, was married March 24 to 
Joseph Willis Taylor. 

Juliet Haskell Carrington reports on her 
family and herself. "I do enjoy reading the 



Abbot Bulletin as it helps me to keep up 
with friends from my own and later classes. 
My son, George, was graduated with high 
honors in English from Haverford College, 
June 1950. Juliet, my daughter, has been 
married since August 1948. She recently 
"retired" from her position as a sales promo- 
tion analyst for a pharmaceutical firm in 
Philadelphia to being a full-time housewife. 
George is working in San Francisco with 
hopes of going to graduate school next fall, 
so I have more time for concerts and theatre. 
My title with the USDA is Plant Quarantine 
Inspector, but I do more writing of quar- 
antines than inspecting of plants. I also talk 
and write to people who wish to know about 
shipping plants to other states." Address: 
Mrs. J. H. Carrington, 201 Hancock Ave., 
Takoma Park 12, Md. 

1923 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Charles T. 
Hall (Dolores Osborne), 55 Sparhawk St., 
Amesbury, Mass. 

Edith Damon Bugbee's daughter Kay is a 
junior at West Virginia University. Son 
John, NROTC freshman at Dartmouth. 
Dick is a sophomore in Charleston (W. Va.) 
High School. 

Libby Flagg Dow's daughter "Pixie" is a 
freshman at Radcliffe and her son attends 
Milton Academy. 

Doris Holt Flinton is working part-time 
in the Bureau of Adult Education for the 
State of N. Y., as specialist in English for the 
foreign born. Her Suzanne will go to college 
in the fall, and the twins, 5 years old, are in 
kindergarten. 

Catharine Miller McCurdey is now in 
Paris as her husband is assigned to Gen. 
Eisenhower's Headquarters. Her address 
now is: Mrs. N. Farragut McCurdey, Head- 
quarters SHAPE, A. G. Section, APO 55, 
% Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

Dee Osborne Hall's son Jack was recently 
named on the Ail-American Soccer Team. 
He is Chi Phi at Dartmouth. 

Dorothy Taylor Booth sends her family 
news: "Husband back on active duty in the 
army. Daughter Dorothy Lee, Abbot '48, a 
junior at Smith; daughter Sally, Baldwin 
'51, hopes to go to Smith next fall. I am now 
with the real estate firm of J. T. F. Begg, Inc. 
at 1606 20th St., N.W. Washington, D. C. 
and will gladly help anyone with a real- 
estate problem in this area." 



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1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A. John Hol- 
den (Polly Bullard), RFD i, Montpelier, Vt. 

Dorothy Barringer Woolston has two sons, 
17 and 10. "My 17-year-old is ready for col- 
lege in the fall, I hope, and not the draft. He is 
a star basketball player. The 10-year-old is 
in the 5th grade." 

Dorothy Converse has been working in 
the Occupational Therapy Dept. of the New 
Hampshire State Hospital in Concord, N. H. 
for the past five years. 

Dorothy Hallett Dion has been Toy Buyer 
at McCurdy's in Rochester, N. Y. for a year 
and a half. "Would love to see any Abbot 
girls in this area." Address: 4 Clifford St., 
Fairport, N. Y. 

1925 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert H. 
Marsh (Dorothy Beeley), 175 Heard St., 
Worcester 3, Mass. 

Dorothy Beeley Marsh expects to move to 
Boston as soon as school closes. 

Elizabeth Burtnett Horle "enjoyed a brief 
visit from Elaine Boutwell von Weber '25 a 
few weeks ago, in her home in Texas." 

Lila Rich Gile's daughter Alice 19, is 
married; daughter Sally 16, is a junior in 
high school. "Believing life begins at 40, I am 
now working in Newark as a secretary, hav- 
ing forsaken my years of work as a newspaper 
writer. Keep busy and love it." 

Charlotte Hanna Beveridge writes, "This 
year I have been handling Remedial Read- 
ing at the Fairfield Country Day School for 
Boys, having taken a graduate course in this 
last year at the University of Bridgeport. 
Also have piano pupils there and at home. 
Of my three children 11 -year-old Bruce is 
still at school in Redding (Conn.). He and I 
keep the same working hours each day. Very 
satisfying to have a job, my husband thinks 
so too. He commutes to New York, his job 
being with This Week magazine." 

1926 
Twenty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Miss Suzanne Loi- 
zeaux, Dave Gibson Farm, Plymouth, N. H. 

A big reunion is being organized! 

Elinor Mahoney Smith and her husband 
and son Chad, had a wonderful summer in 
1950 in Europe. Chad 12, is in the 7th grade 
at Shore Country Day School in Beverly, 
Mass. 



Priscilla Perkins Leach and family have 
moved to Riverside, Conn., as her husband 
is now with Benton & Bowles, Inc., ad. 
agency in New York. Her sons are Anthony 
O. Leach 1 1, and Charles P. Leach. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arnold S. 
Wood (Barbara Bloomfield), 101 West 
Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass. 

1927 

Sydna White, chairman of Class Reunion 
sends this message: "The class voted to jump 
the gun on its 25th reunion by meeting a 
year early so that we could have the fun of 
seeing the Class of '26 whom we haven't seen 
as a group since the Centennial in 1929. So 
we hope a lot of '26 will turn up! The class 
should feel younger and gayer this June than 
at its previous reunion. We hope to have a 
glimpse of some very tangible, cute-blue-eyed 
evidence that life does indeed begin at 40. 
A resolution will be proposed to award Mim 
Houdlette Walsh with a gold loving cup, as 
the producer of this evidence — named 
Janet — age five months." Sydna is still 
working hard in the World Federation 
movement in her "leisure" time, the rest 
being taken up with a job running a news 
and stock photo agency servicing publishers 
and advertising agencies with pictures of 
anything from Stalin to Cheesecake at 
Gibraltar. 

Helen Amesse is an assistant in the Catalog 
Dept. of the University of Denver Libraries. 

Katherine Farlow Hutchinson is now living 
at Eureka Mine, Eureka, Nevada, where 
Bill is Gen. Supt. of Eureka Corp., Ltd. Bill 
III is a senior in high school, age 17; David 
a freshman in high, age 13. Hope to get east 
in '52 for my 25th reunion. 

Eleanor Gordon Calder's eldest son David, 
20 years old, has completed a year's course 
in Radar at Biloxi, Miss., Air Force and is 
there as an instructor in same. Daughter 
Janet is at the Salter Secretarial School in 
Worcester. 

Ruth Harvey Hart's older son is being 
graduated from Vermont Academy this 
June. 

June Hinman Marques reports three sons, 
Roy Hinman 14, Walter 8, and Paul Robert 
5 years old. 

Nancy Kimball Fowle writes from Marble- 
head that "life is full and I am happy making 
a home for a busy A.M. newspaper man and 
1 1 -year-old Roger." 



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Margaret Nay Gramkow's father, George 
Milton Nay, died October 14, 1950. 

Ruth Perry writes, "I had a most interest- 
ing three-weeks vacation in December with 
my sister, Elizabeth Perry Lewis '30, and her 
family in Mexico, with a week's trip to 
Guadalajara, Paracutin volcano, Patzcuaro 
and Toluca, besides side trips to Mexico 
City, Cuernavaca and Taxco from their 
home near Tepozolan. Christmas in a warm 
climate was quite an experience for me after 
many cold, snowy ones in Michigan and 
New England. I am still enjoying my job 
with the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, 
Mich, and a new apartment at 4 Sias Court." 

Louise Pope Bowsher reports to Miss Car- 
penter, "Am busy helping another organ- 
ization get out a register after 1 7 years of not 
publishing one — so I know what a job you 
are undertaking. I was divorced three years 
ago and returned from South Bend, Ind. 
with my son, now 10 years old, to Cleveland, 
1 360 1 Cormere Ave., Cleveland 20, Ohio. 
Am active at Y.W.C.A. and Cleveland Day 
Nursery Association and Laurel School 
Alumnae and the days fly." 

1928 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 101 Arch St., 
Redwood City, Cal. 

Isabelle Bartlett Hogue sends a family re- 
port: "Married 1935; son Steven 13, Pat 
11 years old. Husband, Regional Sales Mgr., 
Mullins Mfg. Corp. in Louisville, Ky. 
Graduated from Connecticut College, 1932. 
Taught 2 years, did social work 2 years. 
Lived in Akron, Ohio 1 o years, here 5 years. 
Completely absorbed with Girl Scouts, 3rd 
V. P. of our Board, member of Region IV 
committee. Both children are Scouts, natur- 
ally, and both active in church. Pat sings in 
the choir. When it isn't snowing we're 
golfing, and soon as it is warm enough we're 
swimming. Never a dull moment. Any 
Abbot folks in the area? The garden spot of 
the world. Wonderful place, wonderful 
people, beautiful horses." 

Winifred Dudley Burnham's oldest daugh- 
ter Ann graduated from No. Yarmouth 
(Maine) Academy in June and will enter 
Bates College for the five-year nursing course. 
Barbara is 15, Julia 12, Michael io,"all hale 
and hearty. Involved in P.T.A., Health 
Council, basketball, etc. Dr. Burnham, 



husband of Ruth Thayer, former teacher of 
singing at Abbot, died in August in Bangor, 
where he was librarian and professor of 
Greek at the Seminary." 

Margaret Nivison Chase says, "Just busy 
looking after my husband and two boys of 6 
and 8. Play cello in the Little Falls, N. Y. 
Symphony Orchestra, and sing in the church 
choir. Visited Abbot in June and was 
thrilled by changes which have taken place 
since my previous visit in 1939. Much has 
been added without robbing the school of its 
special atmosphere. I quite envy the Abbot 
girl of today." 

From Josephine Paret Barrett: "My hus- 
band is a Lt. Col. in the Air Force. We are 
stationed at present in Landsberg am Lech, 
Bavaria. It is a town straight out of an illus- 
tration for Grimm's fairy tales: red, pitching 
roofs; cobbled streets; paintings on the 
houses and little statues in niches in their 
corners; a medieval wall, still almost perfect, 
with arrow slits and towers and gates. The 
country is rolling or flat, and sprinkled with 
villages, with the long bulky panorama of the 
Alps in the background. The whole U.S. 
Zone is over-crowded with refugees. Our 
children Colin 12, and Alison, almost 9, go to 
the local American School. We all speak 
more or less German by now, and have made 
some interesting local friends. Trout fishing 
is marvelous. We take trips into northern 
Germany and nearby countries at every 
chance. And in between, Air Force social 
life is active! Address: Mrs. Richard A. 
Barrett, Hq. 2nd Air Division, APO 61, 
% Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

1929 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. 
Kennedy (Roberta Kendall), 87 Cooper 
Ave., Upper Montclair, N. J. 

After two years in Chicago Barbara Folk 
Howe is living in Philadelphia where her 
husband is doing a financial program for 
Drexel Institute of Technology. 

Gwen Jones Hamblin finishes her term as 
president of the Pasadena Junior League in 
May. 

Betty McKinney Smiley's older daughter 
Jane 18, is a freshman at Connecticut Col- 
lege. Lee, 14, has one more year at Derby 
Academy in Hingham. 

Rosamond Wheeler recently made a trip 
to Florida to cover resorts for the Boston 



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Sunday Herald. She is always most helpful in 
giving Abbot Alumnae functions publicity 
in the Herald. 

1930 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert U. 
Ingraham (Kathie Fellows), 303 Way, 
Kirkwood 22, Mo. 

Donna Brace Kroeck has no real news 
except "my little ones are growing up. Jay 
will be 12 in June, Donna Kay was 7 in 
January and Karen will be three in March." 

Grace Hadley MacMillan is still in Iowa 
City until June, when her husband gets his 
degree in engineering. She is working as 
Director of Student activities in the Congre- 
gational Church. 

Marianna Smith Hile writes: "I find myself 
on the Board of the Provisional League of 
Women Voters, a wonderful organization to 
belong to. Still trying to be a dutiful wife 
and mother and active member of my 
church." 

1931 

Twentieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Edwin F. Parker 
(Faith Chipman), 129 Chapman St., Can- 
ion, Mass. 

Constance Chamberlin Harris writes, "My 
husband and I own and operate a chinchilla 
ranch here in Charlottesville (Va.). We are 
known as the Monticello Chinchilla Colony. 
Our place is on the road to Monticello. Why 
don't some of you come to see us in your 
travels? We have just built a new unit and 
it is a honey." 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Lee 
(Mary Henderson), a son Edward Morse, 
June 26, 1950, "evening the score to two 
girls and two boys." 

Barbara Graham Holland says, "Our son 
Jeep' is now 8 and a busy Cub Scout. Our 
6-year-old is busy caring for his real live 
Easter Bunny, both are busy being cow- 
boys." 

Gertrud Van Peursem Bell writes, "Keep 
busy with our son aged 6}^, and two daugh- 
ters \]/i and 134 years; church and P.T.A. 
activities. Also publish 'Kodai Alumni Bul- 
letin" of the school Frances Scudder Glisson 
'31, and I went to in India before coming to 
Abbot." 

Class Fund Chairman: Mrs. Francis Hol- 
land (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard St., 
East Lansing, Mich. 



1932 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. E. Kent Allen 
(Harriet Bolton), Graniteville Rd., West- 
ford, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Aubrey 
(Mary Gay), a second daughter, Gay, Feb- 
ruary 8. 

Mary Thompson Sherman sends news of 
Miye Hirooka: "I have been in corres- 
pondence with Miye. In a letter dated 
January 13 she wrote, 'We had a Wellesley 
Club meeting today. The American mem- 
bers are fast dwindling — it's rather sad. 
The Korean situation does not look very 
encouraging and we are naturally on pins 
and needles, sort of a hopeless feeling since 
there's so little we can do. Anyway here's 
hoping for the best.' And Mary adds, she is 
very anxious to hear from some of her old 
friends." Address: 60 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya- 
kee, Tokyo, Japan. 

Ruth Tyler Smith reports her busy life: 
"In those brief periods when I am not 
chauffering my daughters 10 and 8 to music 
lessons, dancing and riding lessons, Scouts 
or Brownies or chasing my 1 ^-year-old 
twin sons around the house, supervising 
their new-found emancipation from the 
play pen, I keep in contact with the outside 
world by being a Brownie leader, a Board 
member of the Smith College Club of Welles- 
ley, and chairman of the Wellesley Junior 
Service League Committee to bring some 
form of entertainment to Wellesley. My 
husband and I had a week of delightful 
skiing in Stowe, Vt. in February." 

1933 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Harry L. 
Hansen (Carolyn Guptill), 41 Woodland 
Rd., Lexington, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Gan- 
nett (Ann Cole), a fifth child and third son, 
Peter Cole, March 1 1 . 

Clara Smith Clark's husband, Myron G. 
Clark, died February 26, after a short illness. 

1931 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Achille Loria 
(Sally O'Reilly), 47 East 87th St., New York, 
N. Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Tyge E. Rothe 
(Delight Hall), a third child and second son, 
Eigel Dawson, February 12. Ernst is 10, and 
Lillian 6 years old. She and her family plan 



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Top row: Ellen A. Hill iy, Sarah L. Hill g, daughters of Louise Douglass Hill 
"26; Natasha Park, Nicholas Park, children of Nancy Kelley Park '41; Anthony 0. 
Leach 12, Charles P. Leach 10, children of Priscilla Perkins Leach '26; Richard 
Clark j mos. son of Elsa Hinchman Clark ^46. 

Second row: "Chippie", Ellen, Constance, children of Faith Chipman Parker '31; 
Jack Pearson Jr., son of Barbara Leland Pearson '39. 

Front row: Bonnie Crowell, James Bradley, Terry Ellen Bradley, children of 
Phyllis Campbell Crowell '41; Robert Friedman, son of Marian Troub Friedman "46; 
Samantha, Serena, daughters of Metta Bettels Smith 'jr. 



to spend the summer in Denmark "where 
we have a lovely house on the Riviera of the 
North." 

Mary Moore Gustafson has five children, 
Karin 12, Ann 10, Kathy 8, Karl 5 and 
Kevin 2. She is moving to Illinois this sum- 
mer from Connecticut. 

Betty Scutt Herries writes from Dallas, 
Texas. "One old Abbot friend, Eleanor 
Harryman McQuain is now living in nearby 
Fort Worth, and how we do enjoy the visits 
back and forth. Eleanor and John have a son, 
Donny 4, and a baby daughter Harriet, and 
live right on the shore of Lake Worth, where 
they have swimming, boating and fishing in 
their back yard. Our two youngest, Bill 8 
and Susie 5 are quite a handful." 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John A. MacGruer 
Jr. (Jane Tracy), a second son, Frank 
Stevens, June 24, 1950. 

1935 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 25 Magnolia 
St., Bergenfield, N.J. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hinshaw 
Jr. (Mary Barlow), a daughter Elizabeth 
Barlow, December 11, 1950. 

Carol Prudden Dinkel has a second child, a 
daughter, Martha Elizabeth, born in the 
fall of 1950. 

1936 
Fifteenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Walter S. 
Chapin (Polly Spear), 672 Chestnut St., 
Waban 68, Mass. 

Planning to return for their reunion are: 
Anne Dodge Green, Mary Dooley Bragg, 
Lucy Hawkes Lamson, Anne Russell Loring, 
Sally Scales Phelan, Polly Spear Chapin, 
Mary Trafton Simonds, Eleanor Wells Nudd. 

Clara Holland Chase and her husband 
have been transferred to the Naval Air Sta- 
tion, Pensacola, Florida. Her two daughters 
are Susann 9, and Mimi 6. 

Married: Susan Johnstone to Peter H. 
Milliken 2nd, December 15, 1950. Address: 
423 W. 1 20th St., Apt. 23B, New York 27. 

Priscilla Mailey is working in Antioch, 
Cal. Last summer she "had seven delightful 
weeks at the University of Hawaii. This sum- 
mer I hope to drive east with a friend, and 
am looking forward to seeing you all." 

Anne Robins Frank has been working as a 
geophysicist for the past 8 years in the oil 



exploration business. She and her husband 
live in a trailer. They have lived in 50 different 
towns. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nudd 
(Eleanor Wells), a second child, a son, 
George Clifford, March 4. 

Ruth Wittig is teaching orthopedically 
handicapped children in Florida, and enjoy- 
ing golf and swimming. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S. 
Loring (Anne Russell), Box 70, Bedford, Pa. 

1937 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Roy E. Haber- 
land (Ruth Hill), 20 Carpenter Rd., Wal- 
pole, Mass. 

Mildred Collens Laurens is "now living in 
Ada, Oklahoma, where my husband prac- 
tices internal medicine in the Sugg Clinic. 
Three children, Henry III, 5J/2, Katherine 
Collens 2j/£, and Mildred deGrange 1 1 
months." 

Thelma Cutter Leuenberger is working at 
the Census Bureau, Dept. of Commerce in 
Washington, and was recently appointed a 
reserve officer in the Women's Air Force. 

Mary Perrott Whitehill has three children, 
David 6, Joan 4 and Walter 2 years old. She 
is now president of the Newburgh, N. Y. 
League of Women Voters. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. David M. Craig 
Jr. (Barbara Pierpont), a daughter, Susan 
Powell, March 1, 1950. 

1938 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Michael P. 
Crocker (Rosa Fletcher) Wood View, Bel 
Air, Maryland. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. William H. 
Schwab (Constance Abbott), a son, George 
Charles, November 3, 1950. 

Beverly Bridge Moore has two daughters, 
Carol Ann 6J/£, and Judith Ellen 2 years old. 

Susan Darling who has been working in 
Vienna for 2V2 years with the State Dept. 
spoke to the Abbot students at Chapel on 
her varied experiences, on March 9. 

Anne Flaherty Leathers has been living in 
Kansas City for five years. She writes: "I 
have two boys, Randy 6 and a new baby 
Ned just 2 months old. Cay (my twin sister 
'38), had her first son, January 3, just two 
days before mine. She is married to Stephen 
Flynn and lives in Wilton, Conn." 

Doris Hauser Williams is living in Lansdale, 
Pa., where she is employed as an inspector at 



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Hunter Spring Co. as an inspector. She has 
two children, Elizabeth deWindt Williams, 
named for her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth 
deWindt Hauser '08. Her great-grandmother 
was Millie Berry Keith 1879. Her son ' s 
Webster F. Williams, III. 

Barbara Littauer Pickett reports the birth 
of a third girl on New Year's Day 1950, 
Khristin Littauer. 

Calla Owen Ross has two girls, 6 and 4 
years old. 

Betty McBride Chapman writes: "I am 
not only going to Alaska, I am here! Bill 
and I were waiting in Los Angeles when we 
got the call and flew to Seattle and caught 
the transport leaving the 24th of March, 
and here we are all together again. We have 
found a lovely brand new apartment, where 
we are "camping out" with army cots, etc. 
until our own furniture and belongings 
arrive. We find this a friendly, progressive 
and interesting place. The snow is beginning 
to melt except on the beautiful surrounding 
mountains and they say spring is nearly 
. here. Guess there are no Abbot girls here!" 
Address: Mrs. Jack Chapman, % Lt. Col. 
J. W. Chapman, Alaska District C.E. APO 
942, % Postmaster, Seattle, Wash. 

Virginia Thayer Boothby says: "I'm still 
hoping to return to New England for visit 
sometime (from Cal.). Certainly some of my 
happiest times were at Abbot with the friends 
I made there. Meanwhile my two youngsters 
Josselin 6, Johnny 3, keep me jumping." 

Jean Tilton Melby reports three boys, 1 , 3 
and 7 years of age. She has moved from Can- 
ton to Weston. 

Barbara Tudbury Allen writes: "Have been 
living in No. Carolina since September 1950. 
My husband is back in the Marine Corps and 
we have been fortunate to be with him so 
long." MOQ.3216, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

From Diana Hope Greene Helfrich: "Hope, 
age 6, now in 1st grade, and going through 
measles, mumps etc. Mama, age 29, not in 1st 
grade but also having mumps! David, 20 
months, 36 inches tall, but not a word of Eng- 
lish yet, all boy and a yard wide. Harry joins 
me in sending greetings to all our friends." 

Evelyn Ward Willard reports a third son, 
born December 31, 1950. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. 
Pearson (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor St., 
Lowell, Mass. 



Mary Curtis is in Rome for the current 
opera season. She has appeared in Ed Sul- 
livan's "Toast of the Town" Television show. 

Mary Koch Danos writes: "Peter and I are 
still living in Brantford, Ontario, where he is 
an engineer with an American-owned com- 
pany. We have two daughters, Polly (Mary 
Adams) 3^, and Peggy (Margaret Dickin- 
son), 15 months. They are very entertaining 
and lively girls. We enjoy being in a small 
community near enough to large cultural 
centers to be convenient." 

Marjorie MacMullen Freytag writes: "Am 
working as clinical psychologist of the 
Aphasia Unit at Cushing V. A. Hospital in 
Framingham, and also functioning as acting 
head of the Unit which is one of three special- 
ized centers in the country set up by the 
Vets' Administration. 

Mary Murray Griffin reports "our third 
daughter, Carol Stoddard, born February 
24, 1 95 1. Linda is 3J/2, Anne 2. I am prac- 
ticing pediatrics part-time between babies." 

Adelle Sawyer Wood has three daughters, 
Wink 6, Dee 4, and Kate 1 year old. Her 
husband is completing his residency in 
medicine at the Hartford Hospital. 

1940 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edmund W. 
Nutting (Mary Howard), 49 Cross St., West 
Newton 65, Mass. 

Eleanor Balcke Thompson moved to West- 
port, Conn., in November, and enjoyed 
seeing Jane Littauer over the holidays. 

Molly Chase Foster says, "My husband is 
now working in Washington for the Muni- 
tions Board. The children and I are remain- 
ing at home learning to cope with a boxer 
pup which he gave me 'to keep me busy 
while he is away'." 

Jeanne Cowles Wilson expects to return to 
New York in July when her husband will 
start practice in Orthopedics. He is com- 
pleting his residency at the University of 
California Hospital in San Francisco. 

After six months in Heidelberg, Germany, 
Marguerite Hall Crums and her husband 
have returned to Salem, where they are 
living at present. 

Marcia Wheeler Falconer has two children, 
Sandra 4^, and Steven 6 months old. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vander 
Gheynst (Marie Bertram), a son, Carl John, 
March 9, 1951. 



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To Mr. and Mrs. Louis YVarlick (Dorothy 
Garry), a son, Louis Garry, March 3, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Day, III (Jane 
Wilson), a son, Joseph P. Day, IV, De- 
cember 16, 1950. 

Gertrude Wind Scheft is "still very busy 
with Americans for Democratic Action, 
though her 18 months old son makes liber- 
alism and politics a very secondary con- 
cern." 

1941 

Tenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Roberts G. 
Hannegan (Doris Jones), 102 Cedar St., 
Hellertown, Pa. 

Jane Philbin Dreyfus is connected now 
with the William Manis Agency, which acts 
as agents for actors, writers, etc. She is also 
still working in the theatre and television. 

Joan Todd Wilkinson has four children, 
Susan 8, Todd 6, Nina 4 and Warren S., Jr. 
born November 28, 1950. 

Married: Joan Waugh to Munson Camp- 
bell, March 9, in Andover. Her sister Jeanne 
Waugh Harney '39, was her matron of honor, 
and among her bridesmaids ' were Betty 
Weaver Hockmeyer '40, and Annette Curran 
'40. She expects to live in New York. 

Class Fund Chairman: Miss Sue Long, 
405 54th St., New York 22, N. Y. 

1942 

Class Fund Chairman: Mrs. Darwin W. 
Heath (Sue Bates), Winding Lane, R.D. 3, 
Media, Pa. 

Pam Bolton Henderson writes: "Charlie 
is teaching at N.Y.U. We have built a house 
in Waldwick, N. J., 45 West Saddle River 
Rd., and enjoy living in the north after four 
years in No. Carolina. We have four chil- 
dren, two boys, two girls; Elizabeth Ann 5, 
Charles III, 4, William 2, and Rosalie, 1 
year. I would love to see any Abbot friends 
who are in the neighborhood. Next year I 
am putting all else aside and intend to make 
our 10th reunion, come what may." 

To Mr. and Mrs. W. Sheridan Warrick 
(Elizabeth Fowler), a second child, Sheridan 
Fowler, October 31, 1950. 

Betsy writes: "It was a real treat to have 
Miss Hearsey in Chicago in February. The 
importance of Abbot in our lives was deeply 
renewed by her warm representation of 
Abbot today. As one of the Chicago alumnae 



thanks to her for sharing her valuable time 
with us." 

Janice Lenane Scott reports, "Scotty and I 
have purchased a home in Melrose (152 W. 
Wyoming Ave.). Have a daughter Georgia, 
born March 29, 1950. Busy buying antiques 
for our home, some bought at Phillips Acad- 
emy. I hope Georgia will be an Abbot girl 
in "65' or thereabouts! Our 10th reunion 
next year, can it be possible? Hope to join 
the Boston Abbot Club soon. See you all at 
our 10th!" 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rushlau 
(Betty Lytle) a son, John Scott, April 2, 

Barbara Ohnick after receiving her degree 
J.D. in law, from Northwestern University 
was an assistant to the attorney general of the 
State of Washington. She has recently been 
assigned as advisor to the State Department 
of Health. 

Married: Helenty Estin to Richard W. 
Homans, March 3, in Brookline. Address: 
2561 Washington St., Canton, Mass. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John E. Gay ton 
(Dorothy Barlow), a second child, a son, 
Loran D. Gay ton, II, March 30. Janet was 
born February 9, 1949. Dorothy also writes, 
"We have bought a small home here in 
Cranston, R. I., 93 Poplar Drive. With the 
children and the new house we keep busy 
every minute of the day." 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. MacPherson 
(Mary Margaret Boynton), a second child, a 
daughter, Cora Margaret, August 3, 1950. 
Rusty is 3^2 years old. 

Joan Wyatt Bramley has two children, 
Peter Wyatt 4 years, and Judy Cromwell 
10 months. Joan and Carolyn Bittner Duane 
live next to each other in Hancock Village, 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

1943 

Cynthia Lovely is on the staff of the Knox 
School for Girls in Cooperstown, N. Y. 
Before this she was on the staff of the Ogontz 
School, and spent two summers at their 
camp in Lisbon, N. H. as counsellor. 

Anne Pearson is secretary of the Byfield 
Snuff Co., and finds herself busy also with 
her housekeeping. 

Bettye Rutherford McCouch writes: "Now 
that we are somewhat established in our new 
home we have room for entertaining our 
friends and would welcome a visit from 



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Abbotites who chance to be in this vicinity. 
Address: 20 Tower Hill Rd., Mt. Lakes, 
N.J." 

Born : To Mr. and Mrs. James B. Landaker 
(Judith Hawkes), a daughter, Carol Louise, 
November 20, 1950. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Clifton F. Mountain 
(Marilyn Tapper), a daughter, Karen 
Lockerby, January 16, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hibshman (Win- 
ifred Tucker), a daughter, Janice Dale, 
January 19, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Rudolph 
(Joyce Yoffa), a second child, a son, James 
Leonard, September 26, 1950. 

1944 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris Jr. (Marion Stevens), Marling Ave., 
Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Born: To Lt. Col. and Mrs. Christopher 
C. Coyne (Pamela Clark), a son, Christopher 
Charles Jr., March 24, 1951. Address: 70 
San Rafael Ave., Belvedere, Cal. 

Cynthia Holmes is working as secretary 
to the assistant executive secretary of Con- 
ference Board of Associate Research Coun- 
cils, handling the advanced category compe- 
tition for Fulbright awards. 

Emily McMurray is working for public 
relations firm of Baltimore, Md., the Ham- 
mond Associates. At present she is working 
on an account at Yale University. Address: 
126 East 54th St., New York 22. 

Cynthia Teel Vail's husband is resident 
in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, and she has 
been taking courses along with volunteer 
work. Her second child, and first son, Der- 
rick Huntley was born May 6, 1950. Be- 
linda Lee is almost four. 

1945 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Molly A. 
Robbins, 75 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, 
L. I., N. Y. 

Mary Jane Hodges graduated from the 
Massachusetts Art School in 1950, spent 
the summer of 1949 in Europe, and is now 
district correspondent for The Lawrence 
Tribune. 

Sally McDuffie, a member of the senior 
class at Hood College, daughter of Kath- 
arine Selden McDuffie '14, was recently the 
recipient of the annual award by the French 



Government through the Conseiller Cultural 
in N. Y. to one or more students living in 
French House on campus. The citation 
noted that she had done all she could to 
encourage the use of French within the walls 
of French House, and gave unstintingly of 
her time to initiate projects whose object is 
to make more general and sincere apprecia- 
tion of French on the campus. During her 
four years at Hood, Sally has been active in 
the International Relations Club, and in 
Trident, the student art, literature and mu- 
sic appreciation society. 

Mariel Mellersh writes of her travels: "I 
arrived back in England from my trip round 
the world early in March. How I longed to 
be back in the tropics after a few days of 
English weather! I was in New Zealand 
staying with my sister in Auckland for 3^ 
months, and was travelling for 6 months. I 
went out by the Panama Canal, then on the 
homeward trip flew to Australia, and re- 
turned via Ceylon, Aden, Port Said, and the 
Mediterranean. I am living at home and 
helping with a small nephew." Address: 
Rollywood, Godalming, Surrey, England. 

Engaged: Jean Bunten to Charles F. 
Kirby Jr. 

Marguerite Moss to James Thomas 
Heery, Jr. 

"I graduated from the University of 
Georgia, June 4. We will be married June 16, 
when my sister Libby '50, will be maid of 
honor. We plan to build in Atlanta." 

Married: Ruth Lazarus to Edward H. 
Cole, September 10, 1950. Address: 8302 
Mayfair Drive, Cincinnati 15, Ohio. 

"We had a glorious honeymoon in Ber- 
muda, and I'm now doing substitute teach- 
ing in Physical Education, Health and 
Science in the Cincinnati public schools. It is 
a perfect job as it leaves time for homemak- 
ing too." 

Sally M. Spear to Anthony Ten Eyck 
Elmendorf, April 7, 1951, in Portland, 
Maine. Address: 148 State St., Albany, N. Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John M. Lee 
(Rosalie Benton), a second child and first 
son, Stephen Maxim, February 13, 1951. 
"Jack graduates from M.I.T. this June with 
a degree in chemical engineering." 

Elizabeth Graves Brigham writes: "Our 
son Arthur is 15 months old now. I am an 
advertising copy writer and enjoying the 
work tremendously. Address: 2690 Glencoe 
St., Denver 7, Col. 



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1946 
Fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Hollis Robbins 
(Katherine Johnson), 701 Pleasant St., 
Belmont, Mass. 

Patricia Bowne Rickenbacker is sorry to 
miss the reunion weekend as her husband 
David, is graduating from Hamilton College 
at that time. Her little boy, Brian, was five 
months old in March. 

Married: Mary P. Burton to Peter J. 
Blakney, February 10. 

Frances Gorham is back in Cambridge, 
Mass., acting as secretary for three "temper- 
amental" professors at M.I.T. 

Barbara Graf Robinson hopes she can be 
back, but she is "expecting" again. Her 
daughter Pamela is 9 months, weighs 23 
pounds, has lots of her teeth, curly hair, and 
never stops talking. 

Elsa Hinchman Clark has a son, Richard 
Wyly, born November 22, 1950. She writes: 
"We moved into our brand new house on 
Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, Conn., the 
first of February. We are doing all the paint- 
ing ourselves and we find it gives us a tre- 
mendous feeling of accomplishment. I am 
looking forward to our fifth reunion, if I can 
find some place to park the baby." 

Patricia Hogan writes of her study in 
England: "At present I am living in London 
and studying at the Royal Academy of Dra- 
matic Art. I hope to remain in London 
through next year and would love to see 
some of the Abbot people I know if they 
visit England. Address: Crosby Hall, Cheyne 
Walk, London SW, England." 

Engaged: Mary Louise Howe to Charles 
S. Brumback, brother of Ellen Brumback, 
1946. 

Katharine Johnson Robbins is teaching 
nursery school at the Belmont Day School, 
Belmont, Mass. 

Frances Little graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan last June, and is now a 
general reporter for the Hartford Courant, 
Hartford, Conn. 

Janet Malott is living in New York work- 
ing in advertising production with Celanese 
Corp. of America. 

Georgia Lee Mills O'Brien graduated 
June 1950 from San Jose State College, Cal., 
with B.A. degree, having majored in His- 
tory. Her husband gets his master's from 
Stanford this spring. 



Sally North transferred to Tufts after a 
year at Wellesley and is now finishing up her 
last year of a five-year course in occupa- 
tional therapy. She is thrilled to know that 
Nancy Hellweg and Jenny Copeland are 
studying the same field. She is definitely 
planning for reunion. 

Luetta Robertson Kolflat is "expecting" the 
first of May so can not plan for reunion. Her 
temporary address is 3036 Sheridan Rd., 
Zion, 111. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Heywood 
(Gertrude Stearns), a second child, Benja- 
min Wiggin, February 25. 

Nancy Thomas Whitcomb has a son 
Michael, 2 years old and expects another 
baby the first of May. She hopes to persuade 
her husband to drive her and perhaps other 
Abbot girls up for reunion. 

Marion Troub Friedman plans to come 
for reunion. Her mother will care for her son. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter Blakney 
(Marv Burton), 450 East 63rd St., Apt. 88 
W., New York. 

1947 

Jane Brown is working in Washington, 
D. C. for the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Lois Derby Taylor is "doing free-lance 
modeling while my husband finishes his last 
two years of a four-year surgical residency 
here in New York." 

Emily Gierasch made the Dean's List at 
Wheaton College. 

Mackie Hall is working in Utica as secre- 
tary to a lawyer and loves her job. 

Joan Karelitz spent the summer of 1950 
on an NSA Tour travelling through the 
Scandinavian countries, England, France 
and Switzerland. 

Mildred Kreis was named for outstanding 
academic work at Bryn Mawr by President 
Katharine McBride at the annual College 
Assembly on Cum Laude Averages. 

Engaged: Jean Ritchey to Douglas A. 
Bora. A July wedding is planned. 

Elizabeth Ann Mitchell passed the Civil 
Service Junior Management Examination, 
qualifying her for special government posi- 
tions after her graduation from Wellesley 
in June. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jerome B. Gleason 
(Jane Lewis), a daughter, April 15. 

Suzanne Robbins is on the Dean's List at 
Smith College. 

Marion White Singleton and her husband 



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are living at iioi Noel Drive, Menlo Park, 
Cal. He is studying for a Ph.D. in electrical 
engineering at Stanford. 

Engaged: Diane Gould to Norborne 
Berkeley, Jr. 

Mary Lou Miller to Reeves Hart. A June 
wedding is planned. 

Married: Lucy Dee Chivers to Ezra 
Lowell Bixby, September 2, 1950. 

Margaret Kimball to Robert Langford 
Montgomery, March 31, in Andover. Bar- 
bara French '47, was her maid of honor. 
She will live in Wellesley while she completes 
her senior year at Wellesley College. 

1948 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Jill Anson is now attending Radcliffe 
College. 

Barbara Dake made the Dean's list at 
Smith College. 

Mary Farrar is working at G. P. Putnam's 
Sons in N. Y., and is also taking a course in 
Government at New York University. 

Barbara Sugar has been elected Chief 
Justice at Vassar for the coming year. 

Elizabeth Ogden is taking a third-year 
course at Finch College, N. Y. 

Debby Vose has been elected President 
of the Wellesley College Service Organiza- 
tion while working in Service D. She has 
done allocation of funds, a job much like her 
work as ACA treasurer at Abbot. 

Engaged: Estelle Du Bous to Bernard J. 
Hoy, Jr. 

Tania Russell to John Daniel Potter. She 
plans to be married June 16, and will live 
in Cleveland, Ohio, where Dan is attending 
Western Reserve Medical School. 

Married: Sarah H. Hughes to Richard 
Stewart Carr, Jr., April 14, 1951, in Roches- 
ter, N. Y. Address: 802 y 2 North Park, El 
Dorado, Ark. 



1949 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, L. I., N. Y. 

Married: Honor Banks to Malcolm 
Ormslee MacLean, November 3, 1950. 
Address: 306 E. 84th St., New York. 

Darlene Gibbons, sophomore at Pem- 
broke College, took part in their annual 
musical comedy, "Lackaday," a student- 
written, student-directed, and student-cast 
production. 

Madelon Olney was soloist with the Zimb- 
ler Sinfonietta in February, and is to have 
the role of Gretel in a production of Hansel 
and Gretel at Pine Manor Junior College this 
spring. 

From Shirley Sommer: "Since last Sep- 
tember I've been studying at the Simmons 
College of Social Work. I plan to be married 
June 23 to Charles W. Holzworth, M.I.T. 
'49, Harvard Business School '51. We'll be 
living near San Francisco." 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Bell 
(Joyce Hall), a son, March 12, 1951. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior St., Chippewa Falls, 
Wis. 

Noelle Blackmer, a member of the Rad- 
cliffe choral society, recently took part in the 
one-act play, "Aria da Capo" presented as a 
feature of the freshman weekend in Feb- 
ruary. 

Cynthia Faigle has pledged Chi Omega 
Sorority at Syracuse University and is 
secretary of the pledge class. 

Ann Moser as a member of the Carleton 
College Glee Club Chorus took part in the 
performance of the folk opera "The Devil 
and Daniel Webster," on March 17. 

Engaged: Lucy Ann Wright (aff.) to Peter 
Tyler Case. 



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Prayer 

Shirley Young 1951 

PIRIT of Love, Oh God, we offer Thee today a frugal prayer of 
thanks for the abundant graces which we have thoughtlessly re- 
ceived. With clear knowledge of those who are starving in misery 
abroad, and of those here who must labor on their hands and knees, 
in their old age and sickness to earn a cold meal and a hard bed, 
with an awareness of these, we give Thee our humblest thanks for all 
our gifts: for the unquestioned meals and the soft bed which we can always 
look for. Let us realize how truly ungrateful it is to scorn our meals and 
complain about the petty things we cannot have when there are so many 
comforts we do have. Help us not to look on the negative side of everything — 
to look for what few things- we do not have. And let us appreciate those who 
have made it possible for us to enjoy these luxuries: good food, nice clothes, 
such education and amusements. Let us appreciate our parents, who un- 
complaining, have made untold sacrifices to fulfill our every wish. Help us to 
realize that each time we are wasteful, we are spending their labor; and that 
to scorn the comforts we enjoy is to scorn their effort. We thank Thee, too, 
for the love they have given us; for the sympathy they have shown us; for the 
happiness they have brought to our lives; and the luxuries they have lavished 
upon us — often — unasked for by us, little extravagances they have de- 
prived themselves of to give to us. 'It is those loving parents for whom we now 
pray, and for whom we will always strive for the better. For to fail ourselves 
would be to fail them, and make in vain all the efforts they have made to 
make us commendable in every way. We pray to Thee, Lord, to bless them 
and keep them, to lift up Thy Countenance upon them, and give them peace. 



This prayer was offered in a morning 
(.'Impel service conducted by students 



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September 15, 1951 

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ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series ig 



OCTOBER, 1951 



Issue i 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Avenue 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 



OFFICERS— 1950-1952 

Clerk 
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester. Mass. 

Treasurer 

Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
57 Salem Street 
Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 

Acting General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Ai.vin Westman 
(Gracie Griffen) 
53 Bellevue Avenue 
Winthrop, Mass. 

CHICAGO 

Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Charles D. Cary 
(Mildred Daniels) 
688 Center Street 
Manchester, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 

1819 Washington Boulevard 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 

NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 



OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 

Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



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■ Arrival of the Faculty — Faculty Meeting, Sunset Lodge — 
6:30 P.M. 

Arrival and Registration of New Resident Students 

Arrival and Registration of re-entering Resident Students 

School Picnic — Crane's Beach, Ipswich 

Vespers — Miss Hearsey 

Senior Picnic 

Nemone Balfour — Ballads with Harp and Lute 

Vespers — The Reverend A. Graham Baldwin, D.D., of Phil- 
lips Academy 

• Tea Dance at Phillips Academy 

- Readings by Hugh J. C. Mackarness 

- Vespers — The Reverend Raymond Calkins, D.D., Pastor 

Emeritus, First Church in Cambridge 

• Barbara Warren Shure — "Today's Theatre" 

- Vespers — The Reverend Vivian T. Pomeroy, D.D., Milton, 

Massachusetts 

- George Matthews — Tenor 

- Vespers — Abbot Christian Association 

- Hallowe'en Party 

- Vespers — The Reverend James Gordon Gilkey, D.D., South 

Congregational Church, Springfield, Massachusetts 
-Vespers — The Reverend Peter Y. F. Shih, D.D., Chinese 
Christian Church of New England, Boston 

- Concert by Margaret Sittig, violinist, and Miss Friskin 

- Vespers — Mrs. Rustin Mcintosh, Dean, Barnard College 
-Alumnae-Student Hockey Game 

-Mr. and Mrs. Lamb — "The Lost City of the Mayas" — Il- 
lustrated lecture 

- Student Recital 

- Thanksgiving Service 

-Vespers — The Reverend Eddy Asirvatham, D.D., Boston 
University School of Theology 

- Senior Play 

-Vespers — The Reverend Palfrey Perkins, D.D., King's 
Chapel, Boston 

- French Play at Phillips Academy 
-Jan Smeterlin at Phillips Academy 

- Vespers — Abbot Christian Association 

- Christmas Reading 

- Vespers — Christmas Service — Miss Hearsey 

- Christmas Dinner 

- School closes for Christmas vacation 




C. JANE SULLIVAN '31 

Alumnae Secretary 



New Alumnae Secretary 

It will be of great interest to all old girls to know that our new Alumnae 
Secretary is Jane Sullivan, Abbot 1931, Wheaton 1935. 

The Trustees of the school are delighted to have found a person so well 
fitted for this position. Miss Sullivan first of all is an Abbot graduate, and 
while it is not absolutely essential to have an alumna in this position, it is 
most desirable. Miss Sullivan, furthermore, has been teaching part-time at 
Abbot for fifteen years and has known all the graduates of these years and I 
imagine most of them know her. Her field is that of Testing and Measure- 
ments, and Remedial Reading. By training (she has an M.A. from Boston 
University) and by experience Miss Sullivan is aware of the importance of 
meticulous accuracy of records — a quality most essential in the work of an 
alumnae office. Miss Sullivan's interest, furthermore, in alumnae work in 
general is shown by the fact that she has taken an active part in the local 
Wheaton College Alumnae Club. In addition to this, because of her enjoy- 
ment of people and her outgoing, friendly spirit Jane Sullivan, the Trustees 
are confident, will prove to be an excellent person for this important job. 
They believe that she will carry on as successfully as any one could Constance 
Chipman's most valuable service to Abbot in directing the work of the 
Alumnae Association. 

Miss Sullivan has given up her teaching at the Shady Hill School. With 
secretarial help in the office, she feels that she will be able to continue a part- 
time teaching schedule at Abbot. 



Principal I 




Board of Trustees Notes 

Our New Alumnae Trustee, ig^i-ig^y 

I am greatly honored by my election as an 
alumnae representative on the Board of Trus- 
tees. It is a challenging opportunity to contribute 
to education, and particularly to Abbot, which 
has an important role in private school educa- 
tion. I have always realized that I benefited 
greatly by my own student years there, and look 
forward to a continuing participation in its 
affairs. 

I hope that this new association with Abbot 
will bring me closer to the many alumnae, old 
friends and new. 

Louise Risley Stever, 1937 

Wilson College Honors Miss Wilson 

Wilson College awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 

Letters to Miss Mira Wilson, Abbot 1910, at its eighty-first commencement, 

June eleventh. 

President Paul S. Havens, in conferring the degree, said: 

"Mira Bigelow Wilson, teacher, administrator, gentlewoman: by your 

labours in the field of secondary education you have not only made a great 

school greater but you have also exerted an influence for high academic 

achievement and sound character throughout the entire school and college 

world. But in your daily round it may be said of you, as Wordsworth said of 

Milton, , , , 

. . . and yet thy heart 

The lowliest duties on herself did lay.'' 

Miss Wilson is Principal of the Northfield School for Girls, and a mem- 
ber of the Abbot Board of Trustees. 

Report of Helen Allen Henry 

Last June, on Alumnae Day at Abbot, I could not help but look back 
over the last six years, regretting extremely that they were over, but pro- 
foundly grateful and indebted to you Alumnae for having given me the rare 
privilege of serving as your representative on the Board of Trustees. In June 
of 1945, I was very scared, very green, and very humble. But thanks to the 
warmth, charm, and understanding of the remarkable men and women who 
serve as your trustees, my fears were quickly dispelled; I am not quite as 
green after six years of studying the innumerable problems concerning the 
running of the school, but my humility is greater than ever. To have had a 



very small part in the affairs of so great a school is an experience I shall never 
forget. 

Would that it were possible for each and every one of you to become so 
intimately acquainted with the school ! Miss Hearsey and her outstanding 
faculty are giving to Abbot girls more than just an excellent preparation in 
scholarship. They are instilling in them a certain sense of values, an inde- 
finable sense of graciousness which seems to permeate the whole school, from 
the charming, home-like atmosphere of Miss Hearsey's home through the 
new dining-room and library, Abbey House, Draper Hall beautifully re- 
decorated, to the bright new class-rooms of McKeen. And with all this new- 
ness, there remains unchanged lovely old Abbot Hall, where girls for genera- 
tions have become imbued with the Abbot spirit. 

It is due in great part to the unfailing loyalty of all of you who have 
gone out from the school, that Abbot has maintained her very high place in 
the educational world of today. Let us hope that this loyalty will grow through 
the years. 

May I take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Constance Parker Chipman 
for her constant help and friendly guidance through these years. We Abbot 
Alumnae owe her a great debt of gratitude that can only be repaid by our 
increasing interest in and support of alumnae affairs and the school. 



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GUM LAUDE— 1951 
lack row, left to right — Abbie Elizabeth Emmons, Carolin McCormick Furst, Marian 
? rances Lane, Dorothy Everett Colburn, Sylvia Finger, Dorothy Massie, Shirley 
foung. Front row, left to right — Flor de Maria Palacios, Clemency Chase, Barbara 
ean Gibson, Gwendolyn Lee Barrington, Rosamond Reifsnyder. 




Memorandum 

from 
Our Treasurer, 
Burton S. Flagg 



"In appreciation of the benefits from this school, etc." 

So reads an excerpt from the will of Miss Marion G. Lees of the class of 
1894. The gift is in the form of 72 shares of American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company capital stock with an inventory value of $10,876.50. 

And it is unrestricted ! 

The income may be expended as the Trustees of the school consider wise. 



An alumna — 26 years out — writes me that her daugh- 
ter's "life at Abbot has proven that the Abbot program is 
progressive, constructive and objective. I believe in the 
school with all my heart and soul." 



A parent writes: "Abbot has brought my daughter a 
longer way in character and mental development in four 
years than my husband and I thought possible. It took 
some doing!" 



As you have visited Abbot from time to time, you must have shared the 
common pride of its daughters in the quality of its work. With each succeed- 
ing year, the registration has been at maximum capacity, for which we all 
can be thankful. The many relatives of old Abbot girls in attendance each 
year tells its own story in loyalty and love for the school. The generous and 
cheering messages which reach the Treasurer are naturally few compared 
with those which are constantly received by our honored principal, Miss 
Hearsey. 

As you have prospered and as you remember the inspiration and training 
which you have received at the school, I hope you will extend a strong helping 
hand in support of our need for scholarship funds — either by a gift, which is 
non-taxable, or by an article in your will. The scope of our opportunity leans 
much on our scholarship aid. 



Faculty Facts 



Changes. Miss Barbara Humes, who has been on the administrative 
staff at Abbot since 1935 and who was on leave of absence for the year 1950- 
1951, will not be back with us again. She has decided to live at home (23 
Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts) and has accepted a non-resident 
position at Deerfield Academy, working with Mr. Boyden, the Principal. 
As all who were here during Miss Humes' years at Abbot know, she was tire- 
less in her devotion to her work and to the school, and her contribution to 
many phases of its life is almost incalculable. She will be greatly missed, and 
it will be hard for anyone to fill her place. Her friends wish her much success 
and happiness in her new work. 

Mr. Abbot Cheever, who has been teaching Art at Abbot since 1945, 
has resigned to accept a business position in which he can use his professional 
training. His work will be taken over by Mrs. Patrick Morgan. Mrs. Morgan 
is not unknown to the alumnae, as she taught for us from 1943- 1945, and a 
good many girls have known her and Mr. Morgan socially through meeting 
them at Phillips Academy where Mr. Morgan teaches. Maud Morgan, who 
is an artist of note, is a graduate of Barnard College, and has studied in Paris, 
at the Art Students League in New York, and at the Hans Hofmann School 
of Art. We are delighted that Mrs. Morgan felt she could accept this ap- 
pointment at Abbot. 

Mrs. Kenneth Spurway, whose home is in Oxford, England, has been 
appointed as an assistant on the administrative staff. Mrs. Spurway attended 
Malvern Girls' College in England. She has taught and had other experience 
at Greycotes School and at the Dragon School in Oxford, and, in this country 
at St. Timothy's School and at Dana Hall. 

Summer Activities. Miss Hearsey spent the month of August on 
Mt. Desert Island in Seal Harbor, Maine. Miss Sweeney once again flew to 
Bermuda and stayed in Somerset during her vacation. Miss Coffin drove to 
Nova Scotia and went over the Cabot Trail to Cape Breton. Later in the 
summer she spent ten days at the Trapp Music Camp in Stowe, Vermont. 
Miss Coolidge and Miss Friskin visited England and Scotland. During the 
Festival of Britain Miss Friskin attended a concert in the new Festival Hall 
and described the building as a very impressive and modernistic one. Miss 
Coolidge's trip included a two weeks' Norwegian coastal cruise. She then 
visited Miss Dorothy Baker in Bath. Miss Dodge attended an eight weeks' 
course in general photography at the New York Institute of Photography. 
Besides basic training in lighting, exposure and color filters, the course in- 
cluded still life set-ups of glass ware, silver and china ware, the study of 
special effects and lantern slides as well as copying of blue prints and paint- 
ings. Miss Judd attended the Inter-Session at Columbia University and was 
enrolled in a Spanish course. Miss Stanhope attended an eight weeks' sum- 



mer session at Harvard and enjoyed especially courses in Art and Political 
Science. 

Former Faculty. Miss Dorothy Baker accompanied Miss Coolidge to 
this country, and stayed until September 2 1 . She was Miss Hearsey's guest 
during the opening days of school and was warmly welcomed by the faculty 
and students. Mrs. Roscoe Dake (Mary Carpenter) has resigned from 
Bouve, and is now at home in Andover. Miss Idanelle S. McMurry is teach- 
ing English at Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas. Mary Sophia Minard, 
daughter of Mrs. Kenneth Minard (Dorothy Patten) has entered the Prep 
class. 

Bertha M. Terrill, teacher of Greek at Abbot 1895- 1900, and now pro- 
fessor emeritus of home economics at the University of Vermont has received 
a signal honor. The new Bertha M. Terrill Home Economics Building was 
so named in recognition of her pioneer efforts in establishing and developing 
that department. Coming to the University in 1909 as the first woman on the 
faculty, she was the first teacher of home economics in Vermont and played 
a large part in the introduction of the subject in Vermont high schools. On 
her retirement, after thirty years of service, she was given the honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Science, and, at the laying of the cornerstone of the new 
building, was warmly praised for her untiring leadership in her field, spurring 
on her students to higher ideals of scholarship and character. She is now 
busily engaged in weaving in order to accumulate a scholarship fund for the 
college' girls. 




COMMENCEMENT PROCESSION 




Back row, left to right — Kathryn Weinberg, Elizabeth Sawyer, Margaret Holbrook, Joan Wheeler, 
Gale Dunton, Cornelia St. John, Martha Belknap, Ann Lyons, Beverly Gramkow, Ann Kennedy 
Front row, left to right — Margaretta Furst, Carole Higgins, Mary Grant, Louise-Marie de Cholnoky, 
Patricia Stainton, Mary Patricia Fryling. Joan Lamprey and Margaret Moore absent 



New Alumnae Relatives 



Martha Metcalf Belknap — daughter of Elizabeth Allen Belknap, 191 5; niece of Ruth 
Allen Healy, 1918; cousin of Nancy Allen, nonig52, Wendy Allen, nonig53, Ruth 
Whitehi 11 Wygant, 1929 and Marie Whitehill, 1931 

Louise-Marie de Cholnoky — cousin of Cora-Alice St. John, 195 1 

Gale Dunton — daughter of Carol Perrin Dunton, 1 92 1 ; cousin of Nancy Dodge Glaze- 
brooks, 1945 

Mary Patricia Fryling — sister of Florence Fryling, 1946 

Margaretta Furst — granddaughter of Aida Dunn Furst, 1894; sister of Carolin Furst, 1951 ; 
cousin of Lois Dunn, 1928, and Gail Husted, 1954; relative of Dorothy McCormick Mos- 
ser, 1909 

Beverly Gramkow — daughter of Margaret Nay Gramkow, 1927 

Mary Grant — great-granddaughter of Delight Twichell Hall, 1873; grandniece of Olive 
Twichell Crawford, 1876, Julia Twichell, 1879 an< ^ Delight Hall Gage, 1901; niece of 
Leslie Crawford Hun, 1900; cousin of Delight Hall Rothe, 1934 

Madeleine Carole Higgins — cousin of Ann Higgins, 1950 

Margaret Holbrook — niece of Gertrude Emily Holbrook, 1925 

Ann Kennedy — granddaughter of Carrie Beal Earhart, 1891; cousin of Patricia Earhart, 

1953 
Joan Lamprey — daughter of Ruth Stafford Lamprey, 1 926 
Ann Lyons — great-grandniece of Rebecca Sheldon Swan, 1839; grandniece of Bessie Swan, 

1888; cousin of Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple, 1916 and Elaine Dalrymple Borowski, 1940 
Margaret Moore — relative of Mary Elizabeth Moore Gustafson, 1932; distant relative of 

Harriett Moore, 1953 
Cornelia St. John — sister of Cora-Alice St. John, 1951 
Elizabeth Hale Sawyer — daughter of George Sawyer, Trustee. Great-granddaughter of 

Susan Cowan, 1858; great-grandniece of Anna F. Frost, 1868 and Sarah Low, 1846; 

cousin of Katharine Bigelow, 1948 
Patricia Stainton — daughter of Margaret Taylor Stainton, 1918 
Kathryn Weinberg — cousin of Amelia Daves Kopald, 1 943 
Joan Wheeler — cousin of Phyllis Brooks Stevens, 1915, Gwendolin Brooks Reynolds, 191 7 

and Miss Margaret Morriss, Trustee 



"THE TIME HAS COME ..." 

The Walrus said. And the Carpenter says: 

You have already received, we hope, the questionnaire for the new 
Alumnae Register, and may even have returned it ! At any rate we want you 
to get a chuckle or two out of this article from the Vassar Alumnae Magazine of 
last October. It is always comforting to know that someone else has suffered ! 

May I repeat that, although the Register will contain only names 

and addresses (arranged alphabetically, geographically, and by classes), 

the other questions we ask on the questionnaire are vitally important to us. 

If you have not returned yours yet, we'll welcome it IMMEDIATELY. 

Here's for fast action ! _ ^ 

Miriam r. Carpenter, 

Editor Alumnae Register 



If Not Vassar, Why Not? 

by Felicia Lamport Kaplan, Vassar 1937 
Mrs. Kaplan is the mother of two children and author oj Mink on Weekdays 

This is the tender, haunting, eminently human story of a Vassar gradu- 
ate grappling with her questionnaires. 

Our heroine is Martha, a typical Vassar alumna. . . .We FADE IN on 
her in her kitchen (the average Good Housekeeping 105) late of a Satur- 
day morning. She is putting a load of blue jeans of various sizes into the 
washing machine. She has been too busy to get to the washing all week 
what with charity work, civic committees, two part-time jobs, the care of her 
children, and the ceaseless pursuit of her independent intellectual interests. 
Now while the washing machine is grinding and clonking away, she im- 
proves her leisure by filling out two questionnaires from Vassar. Martha is a 
veteran of every questionnaire from the Literary Digest to Kinsey and she has 
taken them all in her stride;. . . .she starts on those before her with a high 
heart and a confident scrawl. But she runs into trouble almost at the outset; 
there are spaces to fill about so many husbands and she has had so few. 

"I've had only one," she says in broken tones, "and not even a recent 
one." Her husband, Joe, comes in at that moment. "Not even a recently 
shaved one," she adds bitterly. Beads of sweat appear on her forehead. Joe 
looks at her puzzled .... He looks over her shoulder to see what she is doing. 

"It might be easier to put the questionnaires in the washing machine 
and do the blue jeans by hand, dear," he suggests. 

She gives him a look you could skate on and goes back to her work. 

14. If you were married more than once 

Martha's face shows what she is thinking, but she grits her teeth audibly 
and goes on scribbling. Joe goes out and her children come in. (I recall 

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reading somewhere that the average Vassar alumna has two and a half 
children more or less. That half child might seem like a casting problem, 
maybe we'd better settle for just two children.) 

If you have or have had children 

(If no children skip to Question 13) 

"It's all very well for girls who haven't or haven't had children," 
Martha says bitterly as she releases the hair of her screaming son with Gesell- 
like agility from the clutch of his cute little blonde sister, "to go skipping 
round like mountain goats." She goes grimly back to the questionnaire, but 
a large blot falls on it from her pen. Both children promptly start to finger- 
paint with the blot .... She seizes one with each hand and starts purpose- 
fully toward the washing machine, but the children wriggle free and run 
out .... Martha goes doggedly back to work. 

16. Check in appropriate columns below the number of sons and daughters you 
have (had). (Include natural children only, living and deceased.) 

Martha recoils in shock and horror. "Natural children!" she says. "I 
suspected that I was a little old-fashioned, but I never knew I had fallen so 
far behind what Vassar expected of me !".... She resolutely pushes the 
questionnaire away and pulls the second one toward her .... Her face relaxes 
as she looks at the first question. 

/ List some of your experiences at Vassar which, at the time, were good 

experiences for you . . . . 

2. List some of your experiences which were, at the time, frustrating experiences 

for you. . . . 

She starts to write, frowning. Her husband comes in and she quickly 
turns over a few pages to hide what she's been writing. "What about lunch?" 
he says. "I'm famished." She waves him away with an abstracted look. He 
glances over her shoulder at the page before her. 

"Question 1 1," he reads aloud. "In what direction do you think Vassar 
could have done a better job in preparing you for life than it actually did?" 
He laughs sarcastically. "That one's easy," he says. "Write: 'Vassar could 
have taught me to serve lunch before three in the afternoon.' The children's 
tongues are hanging out." 

She is stung by his remarks, but she ignores him grimly and goes back 
to the questionnaire. . . . 

12. If you are married, what, if anything, do you think your husband's education 

lacked? She gives a bitter laugh. 
26. If husband attended college, which college(s)? 

She scans the 10 colleges listed, but leaves the question blank because she 
would rather die than list herself as the wife of a graduate of 

Other (Specify) ) 






Now we go into a quick action-packed climax. First we see Martha 
working on the questionnaires night and day; there is a growing pile of manu- 
script on the table next to her and an even bigger pile of dirty clothes at her 
feet, dirty dishes in the sink .... She reads aloud from the questionnaire 
more and more wildly. 

Are you doing any volunteer work, e.g. civic and public service, philanthropic, 
education, church? Have you — ever written — any articles — or books — that have been 
published? Please list four — or . . . If at present you are not employed, do you expect 
to seek work in the future? When will you seek it? What kind of work? How many 
hours do you work? Why don't you work MORE? 

"EEEEK!" She sinks down on the dirty clothes, eyes wide and staring, 
as we FADE OUT. 



Abbot Clubs 



BOSTON (1892): President, Mrs. Gracie 
Griffin Westman '26; 1st Vice-President, Mrs. 
Faith Chipman Parker '31; 2nd Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Marion Ireland Conant '27; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Mrs. Monica Keith Lan- 
gill '31; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Betsy Ben- 
nett Ewing '43; Auditor, Mrs. Polly Spear 
Chapin '36; Treasurer, Mrs. Barbara Bloom- 
field Wood; Directors for two years, Mrs. Molly 
Chase Foster '40, Mrs. Betty Hardy Verdery 
'42, Mrs. Rachel Place Smith '33; Directors 
for four years, Beverly Brooks '41; Mrs. Mary 
Trafton Simonds '36, Mrs. Mary Rockwell 
Stewart '34. 

A tour of the Boston Museum of Science 
followed by a tea will be held Wednesday, 
October 24, from 2 to 5 P.M. 

CHICAGO (1921): President, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Rabling Shumway'40; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Joan Carlson Hutchison '40. 

The club had a box supper party at Peggy 
Rabling Shumway's home, July 7. Husbands 
were invited, and it was a successful evening. 

CONNECTICUT (1923): President, Mrs. 
Mildred Daniels Cary 191 7; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Emily House Maidment 1927. 
Chairman of luncheon arrangements in 1952, Mrs. 
Florence Gardner Balius, New London. 

DETROIT (1922): President, Mrs. Jean 
Craig Fitzgerald '43. 

MAINE, EASTERN (1926): President, 
Mrs. Dorothy Spear Roberts '27; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Gail Freese '52: Secretary-Treasurer, 
Mrs. Annetta Richards Bryant '23. 

The annual summer luncheon meeting 
was held at "High Tide", Camden, Maine, 
onjuly 10. 



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MAINE, WESTERN (1898): President, 
Mrs. Louise Houghton Wells '06; Secretary, 
Mrs. Gertrude Shackleton Hacker '15; 
Treasurer, Gladys Merrill '29. 

NEW YORK (1898): Honorary President, 
Miss Jane Baldwin; Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Ruth Cann Baker; Corresponding Secretary, 
Mrs. Betty Weaver Van Wart; Treasurer, 
Mrs. Mary Mallory Pattison. Board of Gov- 
ernors: Miss Jane Baldwin, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bragg Macintosh, Mrs. Jeanne Cowles Wil- 
son, Miss Charlotte Drury, Mrs. Joyce Jar- 
man McNamara, Miss Lois Kimball, Mrs. 
Roberta Kendall Kennedy, Mrs. Cynthia 
James Tharaud, Mrs. Barbara Lord Ma- 
thias, Mrs. Mabel Tubman Taylor, Miss 
Margaret Van Voorhis, Mrs. Frances Wil- 
liams MacCorkle, Mrs. Elizabeth Righter 
Farrar. 

OHIO, CENTRAL (1921): President, 
Mrs. Bettina Rollins Wheeler '29. 

OHIO, SOUTHERN, CINCINNATI 
(1948): Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Patricia 
Pettengill Whitaker '43. 

OHIO, CLEVELAND (1927): President, 
Mrs. Helen Weber Mitchell '09. 

OLD COLONY CLUB (1924): President, 
Mrs. Frieda Billings Cushman '01, Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Alice Webster Brush '07. 
The annual luncheon meeting will be held 
October 27. 

PITTSBURGH (1921): President, Mrs. 
Jean Cross Maier '38. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. (1949): President, 
Mrs. Sarah Zimmermann Minard '42. 






Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund 

429 alumnae out of 3,1 13 have contributed $3829 since April 1, 1951. 
This exceeds last year's contributor figure by 49. 
Let's make it 1,000 contributors by April 1, 1952! 

REMEMBER!!! 

Your gift to the Fund will help some other girl to enjoy the opportunities 
you had at Abbot. 

Make checks payable to the Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund. 
Mail to the Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. 

CLASS REUNION GIFTS 

(included in above total) 



1886 


$100 








1916 


$77 


1891 


40 








1921 


6 


1896 


40 








1926 


34o 


1901 


447 








1 93i 


3 1 


1906 


65 








J 936 


50 


1911 


109. 


5° 


946 


$27 


J94 1 


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Prizes Awarded at Last Chapel 

American History to Sylvia Finger '51 and Shirley Young '51 

English History to Flor Palacios '51 

Grosvenor Latin to Carolin Furst '51 and Barbara Gibson '51. Honor- 
able Mention to Mary Hawes '52 

McKeen Art to Susan Kimball '51 

As a result of the Abbot Bazaar commemorating the 2000th anniversary 
of Paris, three prizes were awarded by the City of Paris, through Monsieur 
Chambon, French consul in Boston, for superior achievement in the ex- 
hibits of art and handicraft displayed at the Bazaar: 

To Alice Emmert '51 for her analysis of the symbolism of stamps 

To Betsy Waskowitz '52 for her sculpture 

To Shirley Young '51 for her replica in water colors of the rose window 
at Notre Dame. 

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Reunion Reports 



The 50th Reunion of 1901 

Our Fiftieth Anniversary, as we had hoped, 
was most enjoyable and worthwhile. Eleven 
of us were present at the Alumnae meeting; 
fourteen, including our honorary member, 
Miss Helen Chickering, were present at the 
luncheon; fourteen attended our special get- 
together at Delight Hall Gage's, and some of 
us took in all the events. 

We were delighted with present-day con- 
ditions at Abbot, which keeps on adding 
the best of the new to the best of the old. 
How attractive the flowers and planting of 
the grounds, the fresh pleasing colors and 
new spacious rooms within, and what a 
pleasant mannered, happy and alive student 
body we found; a gifted one, too, as the 
number of cum laude degrees and the prowess 
in music and dramatics evidenced! Indeed 
the concert program, including original 
compositions, would have been worthy of a 
college of musicians. 

Sunday breakfast, as Miss Hearsey's 
guests at Sunset Lodge, was a particularly 
happy experience, giving us a real feeling of 



still belonging, and from this personal con- 
tact deepened confidence and pride in our 
school's leadership. 

Delight's hospitable home (aren't we 
fortunate to have it?) was again a welcoming 
center, with Aunt Julia Twitchell, truly one 
of the immortals, to give greeting from her 
earlier generation. There we exchanged news 
of present and absent members, took account 
of stock and made plans for our class gift, 
already started so auspiciously by Ethel 
Brooks Scott. 

We found that over the years twenty of us 
have practiced the basic art of home-making, 
ten bringing up families and two adopting 
children. Of the twenty several have done 
other things besides. Faith Leonard Holden 
had great success as a teacher of dancing. 
Elizabeth Bacon Greene went far with voice 
culture. Clara Thomson Knox and Evelyn 
Carter Giles followed painting. Delight Hall 
Gage and Emily Emerson Day backed up dis- 
tinguished husbands who headed important 
educational institutions. Social service 
claimed Isabel Herrick Klous. Katharine 




1886 REUNION GROUP 

Left to right — Frances Swazey Parker, Alice Jenkins, Mary Gorton Darling 



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igoi 
Back row, left to right — Ethel Brooks Scott, Isabel Herrick Klous, Jean David Blunt '03, Delight 

Hall Gage, Josephine Pope, Helen Chickering, past faculty, Evelyn Carter Giles 
Front row, left to right — Honora Spalding '02, Faith Leonard Holden, Reba Baxter Dirlam, 

Helen Hale, Frieda Billings Cushman, Grace Holden 



French Rockwell is a doctor and Barbara 
French, a nurse. Grace Clay Dickinson also 
followed this profession. Helen Buck has 
taught, been a librarian, and found recrea- 
tion in high mountain ascents. Grace Holden, 
Harriet Lee and Margaret Reed Studdiford 
also were among the teachers. Delight Hall 
Gage and Evelyn Carter Giles have taken 
their turn at this, too. Miriam Smyth is a 
very successful interior decorator. Our faith- 
ful class fund secretary, Helen Hale, has been 
employed in business. Charlotte Holt Burtt 
helps administer the Home for the Aged in 
Lawrence. Josephine Pope has held a gov- 
ernment position through many years. 
Class sons and daughters did their devoted 
part in the last World War. Katharine Clark 
Canfield's boy was held as a prisoner by the 
Japs for over three years. She herself has 
been living recently in Carmel, California, 
and like Nan Farrell Merrill was prevented 
by distance from attending our gathering. 
Reba Baxter Dirlam, as mentally alert as 
ever, as we discovered, takes a keen interest 
in community and civic affairs. Harriet Lee 



is active in church and Sunday-school work. 
Altogether, we have pursued varied worth- 
while aims in many fields and are still going 
strong. 

Gentle Louise Terwilliger Raymond, gifted 
Margaret Reed Studdiford, lovely Clara 
Thomson Knox, faithful Ida Swift Hines and 
shortly following our reunion, happily re- 
membered Elizabeth Douglass Candee, have 
graduated into the unseen world. But here or 
there we are still one group, going forward in 
our differing ways with loyalty and affection 
for each other and for our school. 

Evelyn Carter Giles, 

Reunion Chairman 

The 45th Reunion of 1906 

Though there were only nine of us back for 
our 45th, we had a wonderful time thanks 
mostly to Connie Chipman who made de- 
lightful arrangements for us. Her Sunday 
morning breakfast is a feature of Com- 
mencement that we all love. 

As you all know, Connie is retiring as 
Alumnae Secretary. Believe me we were very 



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igo6 

Back row, left to right — Col. Jones, Christine Wyer Jones '07, Louise Houghton Wells '06, 
Ethel Kelsey Perry '09, Janet Gorton '09, Sally Knox '09, Rena Porter Hastings '06, Eva- 
line Korn '06, Maud Sprague '06, Constance Parker Chipman '06 

Front row, left to right — Dorothy Taylor '08, Maria Pillsbury Campbell '07, Ruth Adams Downer 
'06, Elizabeth Deeble '06, Helen Ellis Rice '06, Alice Webster Brush '07, Persis Mackintire 
Carr '06 



proud that she really belonged to us, for she 
was praised and honored at the Alumnae 
Meeting for the wonderful piece of work she 
has done for Abbot. Her position is going to 
be hard to fill. 

We missed Mollie Jordan Goodrich, Helen 
Jones Bliss, and Elizabeth Weissbrod Payne. 
Maria Pillsbury Campbell '07 and Alice 
Webster Brush '07 joined us. 

Here's looking forward to 1956 and our 
50th! May we all come back to dear old 
Abbot then. 

Rena Porter Hastings, 

Reunion Chairman 

The 40th Reunion of 1911 

The class was well represented at our 
fortieth reunion. More than half of our class 
returned on Alumnae Day. 

We attended the luncheon at the school, 
posed for group pictures, and then repaired 
to the home of Edith Johnson Donald for a 
"get-together." 

Here we renewed old friendships, told 
about our children and grandchildren and 



passed around snapshots of them. We re- 
ceived several letters from absent classmates, 
and these were read with much interest. 

We wound up the day with a class dinner 
at Fieldstones. 

Jessie Wightman Jones, 

Reunion Chairman 

The 35th Reunion of 1916 

Our thirty-fifth reunion is now a thing of 
the past. To those of you who were not with 
us, you missed a wonderful time. So, begin 
planning NOW to come back for the 40th. 

We started with four days at Gingie's 
camp at Denmark, Maine — Ted Kilton, 
Charlotte Eaton, Louise King Childs, Emmie 
Stohn Larabee, Eugenia Parker, Katharine 
Odell Randall and Dorothy Higgins Rand. 
We considered ourselves the lucky seven! 
Gingie's camp has a perfect setting as many 
of you know, and the Weather Man was 
good to us. Canoeing, swimming, climbing, a 
visit to Ada Brewster Brooks '16 at Brownfield, 
wonderful eats — even though some of us 
gained weight — made a perfect vacation. 



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We arrived in Andover in time for the 
Alumnae Meeting at Abbot Hall, followed 
by luncheon by classes, in the new school 
dining room. At that time we were joined by 
Esther Vandervoort Howe, Inga Little Bouve, 
Elsa Wade Holbrook and Mildred Jenkins 
Dalrymple. Margaret Wilkins '13 also sat 
with us. Her class was not reunioning, so she 
joined ours. 

In the afternoon, some of us went to the 
Art Exhibit at Phillips Andover, also into the 
new chapel and looked around in general, to 
places always forbidden us. Ted and Mildred 
went to the meeting for Class Fund secre- 
taries, and Gingie — with three campers 
graduating — attended the Garden Party. 
As usual, there was the ever present question 
of a shower, so it was held inside. 

We all met in the new library at six and 
from there went to the dining room for 
dinner with the school. This was fun and 
quite different from our day, as the girls 
waited on table. Kay happened to be the 
one to serve and got a great kick out of saying 
to everyone in the true Abbot manner — 
"May I serve you?" Draper Dramatics 



followed, and was unusually good. Some of 
us went home with Mildred Jenkins Dalrym- 
ple to Methuen for the night, and others with 
Louise King Childs to Peabody. Most of us 
attended Baccalaureate on Sunday morning, 
after which we all drove to the Salem Coun- 
try Club for our Class Dinner. There we were 
joined by Grace Merrill Emery, Josephine 
Woodman Walker, Marion Brooks '15 and 
Margaret Wilkins '13, making a party of fif- 
teen altogether. Louise had charge of ar- 
rangements here, and the setting at the Club 
was delightful, our class flowers on the table 
making a most attractive centerpiece, while 
the food was out of this world. At this time 
we all read letters from Dorothy Pillsbury 
Bartlett, Myrtle Dean Lewis, Frances Moses 
Shubert, and a telegram from Dorothy Dann 
and Eleanor Black Draffin. Thanks, girls! 
We should have letters from all of you at our 
fortieth. Afterwards, some went back to 
Louise's for a visit, some went home. We all 
scattered. 

Monday morning Gingie, Mildred, Louise, 
Elsa and Kay represented the Class at gradu- 
ation. It was a perfect "Andover day," a 




1911 
Back row, left to right — Edith Johnson Donald, Dora Heys Pym, Marion Bemis Schlesinger, 

Marion Willis Davidson '12, Marion Brown, Ruth JViles Thompson 
Front row, left to right — Margaret Copeland, Jessie Wightman Jones, Rebecca Newton Weedon, 

Dorothy Bigelow Arms 



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thrilling sight as usual, to watch the faculty, 
undergrads and graduates march to the 
church headed by the Scottish Bag Pipes. 

Those of us who were there feel we re- 
ceived a great lift from the whole service. 
The three things Dr. Gezork asked the girls 
to remember — curiosity, integrity and 
serenity — applied to everyone, young and 
old. 

Graduation was just the same, and it 
brought many memories, both sad and 
happy ones, to all of us. As we sang, with 
rather a tear in our eyes, and a lump in our 
throats: 

"Father, I know that all my life 
Is portioned out for me; 
The changes that are sure to come 

I do not fear to see, 
But I ask Thee for a present mind 
Intent on pleasing Thee." 

— our thirty-fifth reunion came to an end. 

What have we all done with these thirty- 
five years? 

Katharine Odell Randall, 

Reunion Chairman 



The 30th Reunion of 1921 

There were only twelve back this time. 
We had hoped for a larger number, but this 
year there were graduations from college for 
a number of our classmates' children. 

It was wonderful to see those who did re- 
turn, and I think we have changed very 
little. 

We all had luncheon at the school. That 
evening five stayed for dinner at Fieldstones. 
The others stayed at school, or left for home. 
Frances Gasser Stover, 

Reunion Chairman 

The 25th Reunion of 1926 

One of the best reunions ever held by the 
Class of '26 was its 25th in June with twenty- 
two in attendance. We attended the Alumnae 
meeting in Abbot Hall Saturday morning 
in a body and after twenty-five years it still 
seemed natural to be sitting in the gracious 
atmosphere that this building affords. Our 
class felt proud and pleased to be able to 
announce that we were giving $340.00 to 
the Alumnae Fund. 




1916 
Back row, left to right — Margaret Wilkins '13, Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple, Katharine Odell 

Randall, Esther Van Dervoort Howe, Charlotte Eaton, Elsa Wade Holbrook 
Front row, left to right — Inga Little Bouve '15, Louise King Childs, Dorothy Higgins Rand, 

Esther Kilton, Eugenia Parker, Emma Stohn Larrabee 



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1 921 
Clockwise — Helen Bruno Clegg, Agnes Titcomb Henderson, Mary Williams Cochran, Elizabeth 
McClellan Stefani, Edith Page Bennett, Frances Gasser Stover, Marion Parker Paulson, 
Winifred Simpson White, Marion Kimball Bigelow, Dorothy Martin Buracker, Helen 
Norpell Price, Elizabeth Weld Bennett 



It was fun of course seeing everyone and 
there were several who had not met since 
our graduation 25 years ago. We agreed that 
many of us had changed appearances in 
that time, for the best we hope, but the gal 
who had changed the least was Fi Mac- 
Dougall McLoon. The same old Fran, and it 
was difficult to believe that she has a son 
17 years old and over six feet tall. 

Sylvia Shapleigh Smith and Barb Bloom- 
field Wood each had a daughter graduating 
in June so it gave the graduation festivities 
added zest. Barb has another daughter who 
will graduate in '52, and Fonty Flagg San- 
born's older daughter is also a member of 
that class. 

It was fun to have luncheon in the new 
large dining hall, afterwards having our 
picture taken and then going on a tour of the 
new dormitory, Chickering Library, and 
Recreation Hall with Fonty as the guide. 

Fonty was a mainstay in preparation for 
the Reunion and invited the group to her 
charming home "on the Hill" where we 
spent the afternoon, had an informal busi- 
ness meeting and enjoyed refreshments. 



Several members from the Class of '27 were 
also on hand to reune with us and we had a 
grand time talking over old times. 

As far as we could ascertain our class has 
around forty children. Cynthia Hunt and 
Alice Cole Overton are the only two de- 
ceased members. Helen Larson came the 
greatest distance, coming from Kansas City 
for the occasion. Making that Class Pro- 
phecy come true Larson is owner of Sharon- 
ellen Kennels where she is raising a sixth 
generation of Kerry Blue Terriers, having 
had three champions and two more in the 
making. Larson drove East with Helen 
Amesse '27, and following Reunion they 
visited at the home of Jane Graves Howard 
in Concord, N. H. 

Everyone regretted that Gret Vander- 
schmidt, Class President, was unable to be in 
attendance. Gret wrote that she is now owner 
of Miss Vanderschmidt's Secretarial School 
in St. Louis. Inasmuch as she was to come 
East in July to attend her nephew's wedding 
in New York she felt she could not leave for 
the earlier trip. Your Reunion Chairman 
saw her over the Fourth of July here in 



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1926 

Back row, left to right — Florence Allen Needham, Frances Flagg Sanborn, Patricia Goodwillie 
Blanchard, Suzanne Loizeaux, Barbara Bloomfield Wood, Sylvia Shapleigh Smith, Gracie 
Griffin Westman, Adelaide Black, Alice Perry 

Front row, left to right — Ruth Deadman McLennan, Dorothy Gillette Henley, Jane Ruth Hovey, 
Florence MacDougall Ranney, Louise Douglass Hill, Elinor Mahony Smith, Frances Mc- 
Dougall McLoon, Katharine Clay Sawyer, Helen Larson, Olive Rogers Smith 



Plymouth, N. H., and we had a couple of 
days to catch up on the back years. Gret 
looks much the same and is leading a busy 
civic and social life in St. Louis. Leaving 
Plymouth she went to White Sulphur 
Springs where she attended the annual con- 
vention of the Altrusa Club Federation and 
was elected national president. 

Kay Clay Sawyer and Adelaide Black came 
up from New Haven and New York respec- 
tively for the Reunion. Kay and Charlie 
Sawyer are at Yale University, Timothy 
Dwight College. Kay and Charlie called on 
your Reunion Chairman one evening this 
summer while spending August at the Saw- 
yer Homestead in Durham, N. H. Adelaide 
is Director of the New York Katherine Gibbs 
Secretarial School. 

Evelyn Glidden is one of our busier gals. 
She has been studying at M.I.T. and was to 
have come up with her degree in Mechanical 
Engineering the latter part of June. She 
came to the Reunion, but wrote, "During 
recent years I have become more and more 



interested in green growing things. So that 
I now have 400 kinds of gladioli, 120 grape 
vines, 125 rose bushes, 100 perennials, fruit 
trees, berry bushes, vegetables, etc. I am 
primarily interested in breeding the glads. It 
it hard physical work but there is an equal 
reward in pleasure derived from the whole 
business." 

Sylvia Shapleigh Smith has been among the 
missing at our reunions so it was good to see 
her. Although we missed Priscilla Perkins 
Leach, Sylvia brought the news that she and 
"Perk" are living around the corner from 
one another at Riverside, Conn. They were 
unaware of this fact until their respective 
children, members of the same "gang", 
brought the news home. 

Gertrude Craik Barna couldn't make Re- 
union. She wrote, "Unfortunately I won't be 
able to go to our 25th reunion, even though 
we are in the States, as we sail for France the 
early part of June. However, give the girls 
my love. My address is Le Moulin, Chateau- 



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neui-de-Grasse A.M. France. "Best wishes 
for a grand reunion." 

Anstiss Bowser Wagner is living in Cam- 
bridge, but she and her husband spend 
every minute of good weather on their yacht 
down off the North Shore. They go cruising 
and nearly every summer have been calling 
in on Fran and John McLoon at Rockland, 
Maine. 

A note from Ruth Farrington who is living 
in Arlington, Va. says, "I doubt if I will be 
up for reunion but do remember me to every- 
one. I am just recovering from flu, and hav- 
ing been out from work two weeks doubt if 
I should take any more leave for awhile. My 
thoughts will be with you all." 

Edie Bullen Creden is living in Winnetka, 
111., and couldn't get to Andover. Her note 
in part, "My husband's mother has been in 
the hospital for the past two months and I 
seem to have more or less lived there, along 
with the usual chores of a housewife, so I 
haven't kept up a bit well with my corre- 
spondence. I'd give anything to be with you 
all this June but the time element makes it 
impossible. I'll be thinking of you all. Have 
fun and give my love to all the old gals — 
25 years is surely a long time!" 

Ruth Katzman Pope's son was graduating 
from Williston Academy the same weekend 
as our reunion so she could not be present. 

Louise "Doug" Douglass Hill and Fran 
McDougall McLoon came down from Maine 
together and stayed with Flora Skinner '27. 
Doug has two children. 

"Flop" MacDougall Ranney, Alice Perry 
and Olive Perry drove to Andover together. 
Alice is operating a paper products business 
in Springfield, Mass. and "Flop" is also liv- 
ing in Springfield. 

Gracie Griffin Westman takes the prize for 
the most children. She has four. If anyone 
has more, do not hesitate to speak up! She 
had pictures of them to show us and they 
surely are attractive. 

The Class Banquet was held Saturday 
evening at Fieldstones in Andover with all 
twenty-two in attendance. Some of the gals 
brought back some old snapshots which 
were passed around at dinner and greatly 
appreciated. How styles do change! 

Your Reunion Chairman almost missed 
reunion herself this year. With the State 
Legislature still in session at that time many 
complications arose. The job of being a 
State Senator is manifold. In the Senate we 



were pleased to be Chairman of the Senate 
Education Committee and a member of the 
Finance Committee, though they were both 
very busy committees. Legislature did not 
finish its work until August 31st, and now 
we are Grafton County Chairman of the 
Crusade for Freedom, which means securing 
35 or so town chairmen. It is a worthwhile 
cause, very much so, and I am hoping you 
will all enroll. It is a busy life but I am hop- 
ing if any of you are in this vicinity you will 
call on me. The latchstring at the Dave Gib- 
son Farm is always out. 

In closing, I'd like to pay tribute to Mrs. 
Constance P. Chipman, our Alumnae Secre- 
tary for a number of years. Mrs. Chipman 
has always been most gracious, cooperative 
and friendly, and it was with sincere regret 
that the class of 1926 saw her retire in June 
at the Alumnae meeting. We all join in wish- 
ing her many happy and interesting years 
ahead. 

Our 30th reunion will take place five years 
hence in 1956, so start thinking in that direc- 
tion now. In the meantime if there are any 
of you who have changed your addresses (or 
your names) please send them along to the 
new Alumnae Secretary, C. Jane Sullivan. 
Sue Loizeaux, 
Reunion Chairman 

The 20th Reunion of 1931 

Three cheers for the fifteen who returned 
for our Twentieth and met for lunch in the 
new dining hall in Draper! We kept busy 
talking up and down and across the table 
but did stop long enough to let Faith, our 
reunion chairman, read her collection of 
reunion notice replies and telegrams. After 
lunch, "Chub" Graham Holland, our Class 
Fund Secretary, attended a meeting while 
several others called on Mrs. Mary Carpenter 
Dake, now living on Phillips Academy 
campus. We met later at Faith's mother's 
house for an informal class meeting. Betty 
Dix Goddard and Emily Bullock were asked 
to serve as co-chairmen for our twenty-fifth 
reunion in 1956! 

Mary Bacon, Mary Smead Justen, and 
Gert Van Peursem Bell spent Sunday with 
Emily Bullock. Mary Bacon and Mary 
Smead Justen stayed over for Commencement 
on Monday, then hopped a plane at Logan 
airport to return to their jobs in New York 
City and Toledo respectively. Peg O'Leary 
White also stayed for Commencement; her 



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daughter, Class of 1951, brings our total of 
graduate daughters to two so far! 

Deane Carroll, daughter of "Skip" Allen 
Carroll, joined our reunion group. Plan 
NOW to come to our twenty-fifth! 

Emily Bullock 

The 15th Reunion of 1936 

There were nine members of the class of 
'36 back for reunion. The postcards returned 
were greatly appreciated and we enjoyed 
reading them. Those of us who stayed after 
the Alumnae luncheon went to Mary Doo- 
ley's wonderful new house, where we relaxed 
and tried to catch up on news. We later de- 
cided to stay in Andover for dinner and 
ended the day at Fieldstones. 

We had a good reunion, although we 
missed the other twenty-seven members of 
the class who were too far away or too busy 
with families to come. Here's to our twenti- 
eth! 

Polly Spear Chapin, 

Reunion Chairman 



The 10th Reunion of 1941 

Tenth reunion last June was very success- 
ful and lots of fun. I do wish you all could 
have been on hand to enjoy it. We had a 
fairly good turnout for such a "confining" 
year — as it seems to be for so many in the 
class. 

There were several carefree girls who ar- 
rived in Andover Friday evening and were 
able to attend the activities scheduled — in- 
cluding the Alumnae Meeting on Saturday 
morning. I arrived in time for the Alumnae 
Luncheon Saturday noon. The dining room 
was filled with chattering alumnae and more 
jaws were in motion than you can imagine 
(not all eating, I might add). 

Miss Hearsey and Miss Sweeney were at 
our table, which added to our pleasure and 
satisfaction. 

After luncheon and class pictures we 
agreed to meet at a quiet spot in town so we 
could all hear and be heard. So that we did, 
and we talked away the afternoon in what 
seemed to be a matter of minutes. As we 
repeated to one another during the course of 




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Back row, left to right — Peggy O'Leary White, Evelyn Folk Ramsdell, Faith Chipman Parker, 

Jane Sullivan, Barbara Graham Holland, Lisette Afia>/tfa;/TilIinghast, Gertrud Van Peursem 

Bell, Deane Carroll, Doris Allen Carroll 
Front row, left to right — Emily Bullock, Betty Dix Goddard, Mary Bacon, Mary Henderson Lee, 

Mary Smead Justen, Katherine Allen Babson, Metta Bettels Smith 



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1936 

Back row, left to right — Pauline Spear Chapin, Sally Scales Phelan, Mary Dooley Bragg, Anne 

Russell Loring, Elizabeth Sargent Crandell 
Front row, left to right — Anne Dodge Green, Lucy Hawkes Lamson, Mary Trafton Simonds, 
Mary Swan 




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Back row, left to right — Dorothy Dean Johnson, Elizabeth Harris Coates, Jane Philbin Dreyfuss, 

Suzanne Long, Margery Martin Martin, Joan List, Ruth Rathbone '42 
Front row, left to right — Doris Jones Hannegan, Alda Grieco Cesarini, Emily Mills Courtice, 

Frances Troub, Phyllis Campbell Crowell 



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1946 

Back row, left to right — Nancy Thomas Whitcomb, Mary Howe, Greta Leinbach, Elsa Hinch- 

man Clark, Sally North 
Front row, left to right — Katharine Johnson Robbins, Mary Burton Blakney, Barbara Biddle, 

Marian Troub Friedman 



the afternoon: it was all "most interesting!" 
and a revelation really, for it seemed to me 
that none of us has changed fundamentally. 
Also I was happy to find that the girlish 
giggle still prevails after ten fleeting years. 

There were several on hand for supper and 
Draper Dramatics that evening at school. 
Following the play Miss Hearsey invited us 
over to Sunset in spite of her full and ex- 
hausting schedule. There we visited and 
reminisced with several other teachers and 
alumnae. This added a final touch and per- 
fect ending to a very pleasant day. 

It was indeed a refreshing week-end and I 
left Andover on Sunday determined to re- 
turn five years hence to see the gabbing gals, 
hear the girlish giggles and to regain that 
sense of inspiration that Abbot still holds for 

me. 

Doris Jones Hannegan, 

Reunion Chairman 

The 5th Reunion of 1946 

Nine members of the class met at Abbot on 
Saturday, June 2d, for our fifth reunion. 
All agreed that it simply couldn't be five 
years since we paraded through the annual 



meeting of the Alumnae Association in our 
white dresses and became genuine alumnae 
instead of seniors. 

At the meeting of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion a report was read giving a few statistics 
on the state of our class. It seems that in June 
of the 44 members of our class 22 were mar- 
ried, 4 engaged and there were 10 babies. 
Three members are living abroad, Pete 
Hogan in London, Nancy Burns Brelis in 
Bankok, Siam, and Muriel Greene Balmer in 
Lagos, Nigeria. The amount of our class 
gift, $27.00, was announced. 

In the afternoon we searched in the woods 
for our treasure only to find it had been dug 
up and was waiting to be opened. We took 
out what we had put in and sent the con- 
tributions of missing members to them. 

Franny Gorham and Sally Power joined 
us in the evening and helped us wind up a 
most enjoyable day. Everyone agreed that 
the reunion was a great success and that 
another five years will find us back at Abbot 
for our tenth reunion. 

Katharine Johnson Robbins 

Reunion Chairman 



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Report of the Graduates of 195 1 





FOUR-YEAR 


COLLEGES 




Connecticut 


Ann Jenckes 


Smith 


Lydia Eccles 




Madeleine Kimberly 




Sylvia Finger 




Harriette McConnel 




Carolin Furst 
Paula Holden 


Cornell 


Anne Bissell 




Dorothy Massie 
Rosamond Reifsnyder 


Goucher 


Joan Barnard 




Patricia Smith 
Mary Macy Wheeler 


Hood 


Patricia Driscoll 










Syracuse University 


Suzanne Batchelder 


Jackson 


Edna Grieco 










University of Florida 


Marcia Crane 


Lake Erie 


Shelia Swenson 










University of Maine 


Fay White 


Middlebury 


Jo Anne Smith 


Vassar 


Dorothy Colburn 
Minola Habsburg 
Susan Kimball 


Mt. Holyoke 


Gwendolyn Barrington 






Joan Morrison 
Polly Paradise 
Cora-Alice St. John 




Lois Ann Lovejoy 
Ann Taylor 


New Rochelle 


Marianne Slysz 


Wellesley 


Clemency Chase 
Jill Dickson 


Northwestern 


Miriam Nesbit 




Abbie Emmons 
Barbara Gibson 


Pembroke 


Alice Emmert 




Carolyn Hummel 
Sylvie Wallace 


Radcliffe 


Frances Lane 




Margaret Whittall 
Shirley Young 


Rollins 


Doane Randall 










Wells 


Barbara Daugherty 


St. Lawrence 


Sally Mason 
Martha Warner 




Marjorie Silver 






Wheaton 


Ellen Chaplin 


Skidmore 


Agnes Bergh 




Constance Hall 




TWO-YEAR 


COLLEGES 




Bennett 


Joan Nielson 


Lasell 


Joan Godfrey 


Centenary 


Nancy Farrar 


Stephens 


Ann Bovard 


Colby 


Alison Faulk 







Bouve 



Forsyth Dental 



SCHOOLS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING 

June Marble Kingswood School Nancy Allen 

Parsons School 

of Design Barbara Wood 

Sally Dower Wheelock Sandra C. Smith 

Merilyn Teasdale 



Nancy Mercer 
Frances Russell 



FOREIGN TRAVEL 

Flor Palacios 



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Annual Meeting of Alumnae Association 



SECRETARY'S REPORT 



The annual meeting of the Alumnae As- 
sociation was held in Abbot Hall, June 2, at 
eleven a.m. One hundred and eighty alum- 
nae returned for reunions and a most en- 
thusiastic day at the School. Polly Francis 
Loesch, President of the Association, called 
the meeting to order with words of greeting 
to all. Before the seniors marched in to be 
received as the new members of the Associa- 
tion, she read the names of the alumnae 
relatives in the class. Several of the mothers 
were present for their reunions. The alumnae 
relatives were: Joan Barnard, sister of Bar- 
bara aff. 1945; Agnes Bergh, sister of Ann 
1948; Dorothy Colburn, grandniece of 
Honora Spalding 1902; Lydia Eccles, sister 
of Nancy 1941 and Dorothy aff. 1945; 
Anne Bovard, daughter of Harriet Simpson 
Bovard 1922; Nancy Farrar, sister of Mary 
1948, daughter of Elizabeth Righter Farrar 
1925 and granddaughter of Mary Carter 
Righter 1889; Carolin Furst, granddaughter 
of Aida Dunn Furst 1894; Edna Grieco, 
sister of Alda Grieco Cesarini 1941 ; Madeleine 
Kimberly, sister of Caroline 1950; Constance 
Hall, sister of Dorthea Hall Kernan 1947; 
Sally Mason, grandniece of Flora Mason 
1889; Nancy Mercer, daughter of Beatrice 
Lane Mercer 1928; Harriet McConnel, sister 
of Elizabeth 1948; Polly Paradise, sister of 
Carol 1944, niece of Elizabeth Eaton Mer- 
rick 1923, and Mildred Frost Eaton 1919; 
Patricia Smith, daughter of Sylvia Shapleigh 
Smith 1926; Fay White, granddaughter of 
Frances Skolfield O'Leary 1908, daughter of 
Margaret O'Leary White 1931 ; Barbara 
Wood, daughter of Barbara Bloomfield Wood 
1926; Shirley Young, sister of Genevieve 
1948. 

Miss Hearsey then presented the class, 
who, after their acceptance by Mrs. Loesch, 
sang their salutes to the 50- and 25-year 
classes and led the singing of "Alma Mater", 
accompanied by Miriam Sweeney McArdle at 
the piano. 

Miss Hearsey extended her greetings, was 
especially welcomed on her fifteenth year 
as principal, and presented with an orchid 
corsage. 

The annual reports were then read by: 
Clerk, Frances Flagg Sanborn; Treasurer, 

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Helen Knight Wilkinson; Auditor, Sally 
Bodwell Houghton; Editor of Alumnae 
register, Miriam Carpenter, and General 
Secretary, Constance Parker Chipman, who 
read also the names of the forty alumnae 
whose deaths had been reported during the 
year. 

The chairmen of reunion classes then 
gave brief reports: 

1886, Mary Gorton Darling; 1896, Helen 
Marland Bradbury; 1901, Evelyn Carter 
Giles; 1906, Rena Porter Hastings; 191 1, 
Jessie Wightman Jones; 1916, Katharine 
Odell Randall; 1921, Frances Gasser Stover; 
1926, Suzanne Loizeaux; 1931, Faith Chip- 
man Parker; 1936, Polly Spear Chapin; 1941, 
Doris Jones Hannegan; 1946, Katherine 
Johnson Robbins. 

Mary Howard Nutting announced that the 
meeting of the class fund secretaries would 
be held in Abbot Hall at 3 p.m. 

Following the report of the retiring alum- 
nae trustee, Helen Allen Henry, the election 
of her successor, Louise Risley Stever 1937, 
was announced. 

The chairman of the nominating commit- 
tee, Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson, presented 
the name of Jane Holt Atkinson 1919, for 
clerk to succeed Frances Flagg Sanborn who 
resigned. Ruth Baker Johnson was an- 
nounced as chairman of nominating for 1952. 

Mrs. Loesch then made a very gracious 
speech to the retiring general secretary, 
Constance Parker Chipman, and presented 
her with not only an orchid corsage, but a 
very "special edition" of the Bulletin, be- 
tween pages of which were inserted some 
very crisp ten-dollar bills. After a large 
bouquet was also presented by Mrs. Darling, 
Mrs. Chipman was quite overcome, but most 
appreciative of all the affectionate thought. 

Following some announcements, the 
meeting adjourned to the dining room for 
luncheon. Special appreciation was ex- 
pressed to Natalie Bartlett Farnsworth for 
her flower decorations in the Alumnae 
Headquarters, and to Katherine Selden 
McDuffie for her arrangements of flowers on 
the luncheon tables. 

Constance Parker Chipman 
General Secretary 



TREASURER'S REPORT— 1950-1951 

June, 1950 Balance in Andover National Bank $1038.70 

Deposit 215.10 

June 6, 1950 Deposit, Luncheon Receipts 335.42 

March 19, 1951 Deposit 40.00 



$1629.22 



Expenditures 1 950-1 951 
1950 

June 9 Wheeler Restaurant $207.60 

August 5 Mrs. Chipman, Maine Abbot Club 15. 21 

1951 

January 15 Abbot Academy, Miss Hearsey discretionary fund 100.00 

January 19 Hampshire House, Deposit for luncheon 40.00 

January 20 Smith Alumnae Quarterly 2 . 00 

January 3 1 Senior Coffee Party 7 . 1 7 

March 10 Flora Frame Lecture Agency 50.00 

May 21 Abbot Club, Portland Maine — Mrs. Chipman 4.00 

May 21 Corsages, Miss Hearsey and Mrs. Chipman 6.00 

June 1 Total $431.98 



Cash on hand, Andover National Bank 1197.24 

Total $1629.22 

Helen Knight Wilkinson, Treasurer 
June 2, 1 95 1 

I have examined the accounts within and found the balance of $1 197.24 to be correct. 

Sally Bodwell Houghton, Auditor 



REPORT OF MEETING OF CLASS FUND SECRETARIES, JUNE 2, 1951 

Possible ways to stimulate and rekindle alumnae relations with Abbot formed the central 
theme of our discussion. Three groups of ideas evolved as being of primary importance. 

A) Ways in which Class Fund Secretaries can serve more effectively: 

1) Personal calls on Abbot alumnae, not just classmates. 

2) "Write, write, write". Try a class round-robin letter or a class news letter. 
If you are worried about mimeographing get in touch with me. Sue Long, '41 , 
has volunteered to help with that. 

3) Neighborhood get-togethers, other than Abbot Club meetings. 

B) Specific suggestions which I will act on this summer: 

1 ) Letter to Abbot Club presidents. 

2) Letter to Class Fund Secretaries in September about non-givers to Abbot 

Second Century Alumnae Fund. 

3) Personal calls. 

C) Other ideas which require approval of the Alumnae Association Board: 

1) Tea on Alumnae Day for those not "reuning". 

2) Fall reunion at Abbot for graduates within last five years in order to keep in 

touch with that group while in colleges and professional schools. 

3) Reunions on Dix system. 

4) Rotation of Class Fund Secretaries. 

5) Dues in Alumnae Association. 

6) Organization of small area alumnae groups. 

7) Appointment or election of Class Fund Secretary from each graduating 

class who will attend Class Fund Secretaries' meeting Alumnae Day. 

Mary Howard Nutting, 1940 

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In Memoriam 



1878 



Jeannette Prince (Mrs. Sidney A. Barn- 
aby), died May 17, 1951, in Spencer, 
Mass. 

1887 

Emma Phillips (Mrs. Harry Haskell), 
died June 5, 1951, in Gloucester, Mass. 

1892 

Grace Gray (Mrs. Augustus B. Choate), 
died June 29, 1951, in Highland Park, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

1893 

Grace B. Hosmer (Mrs. John F. Robin- 
son), died March 15, 1951 , in Man- 
chester, N. H. 

1894 

Mary E. Goss (Mrs. Howard K. 
Bacon), died March 22, 1951, in Troy, 
N. Y. 

1895 

Marion Hall (Mrs. Albert. E. Bailey), 
died August 20, 1951, in Worcester, 
Mass. Besides her husband, she is sur- 
vived by seven children. 



1896 



Grace Briggs (Mrs. Arthur C. Staples), 
died June 21, 1951, in Oak Bluffs. 
1896 
Mrs. Frances Saunders Morgan died 
June 27, 1 951 , after a long illness. 
1900 
Alice E. Bradley (Mrs. Arthur Chap- 
man), died March 21, 1951, in North- 
ampton, Mass. 

1901 
Elizabeth Douglass (Mrs. Robert 
Candee), died July 12, 1951. She is sur- 
vived by her daughter, Mrs. Robert C. 
Hilton, and three grandchildren. 
1912 
Katherine Margaret Black (Mrs. How- 
ard R. Terpning), died in February, 1944. 
1923 
Stella Throckmorton (Mrs. Elton 
Swenson), died August 19, 1951 , in 
Glendale, Cal. Besides her husband she 
is survived by her mother and two sons. 
1924 
Lucile Mold died May 2, 1951 , in 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. 



Class News 



1886 



Mary Gorton Darling, Alice Jenkins and 
Frances Swazey Parker met in June for their 
65th reunion. 

1892 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. 
Carpenter, 84 Central St., Andover, Mass. 

1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norwin S. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nicho's), 63 Carpenter St., 
Manchester, N. H. 

1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Doremus 
Scudder (Mabel Bosher), 133 West 9th St., 
Claremont, Cal. 

1895 

Elizabeth Tomlinson Matthews announces 
the arrival of twin great-grandsons on 
August 6, 1 95 1. The twins and their mother 



are sailing for Athens, Greece, to join their 
father who is in government work there 
under the Marshall Plan. 

1896 

Helen Marl and Bradbury was the only 
member of the class present for the 55th 
reunion. 

To the Class of 1896: We have two sons, 
four grandchildren and one tiny great- 
granddaughter. We are in Florida every 
winter for 2]^ months, and at our summer 
cottage the same. Last May I caught my 
heel going down the steps and broke five 
bones in my leg and ankle — otherwise, all is 
as well as can be expected with the whole 
world in the condition it is. One of my grand- 
sons is a senior at Yale and has just returned 
from a trip with the Yale Glee Club. Daisy 
Phillips Peyton and her nice husband were 



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motoring south and stopped with us for a 
visit. They live in Duluth, Minn., and she is 
as charming as ever. 

With a great deal of affection to any of the 
1896 "girls" who return for reunion. 
Always sincerely, 

May Young Duffy 

1898 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Selden W. 
Tyler (Ethel Perley), 24 Park Ave., Wake- 
field, Mass. 

1899 

Ruth Childs Young reports the birth of 
a granddaughter, Deborah, on May 17, 1951 . 

1900 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arthur Spear 
(Grace Chapman), Friendship, Maine. 

The class extends its sympathy to Eleanor 
Thomson Castle whose husband, Alfred L. 
Castle, died August 10, 1951, in Andover. 
Two daughters graduated from Abbot, 
Rosamond Castle Olivetti, 1930, and Abby, 
1 93 1. Two sisters, deceased, were also 
alumnae, Elizabeth Castle Williamson, 1898, 
and Clara Castle Day, 1906. 

1901 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox St., Lawrence, Mass. 

A gift to the Scholarship Fund was made 
in memory of Elizabeth Douglass Candee by 
her daughter, Mrs. Robert Clark Hilton of 
Terre Haute, Ind. 

1902 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Katherine 
King, South Windsor, Conn. 

Eleanor Barta Orr and her husband are in 
charge of Daniel Webster's birthplace in 
Franklin, N. H. An interesting article about 
their work at the Daniel Webster Memorial 
appeared in the Boston Herald August 21, 

I95I- 

1905 

We learned with regret of the death of 
Alice Barbour Merrill's husband on August 
12, 1950. 

1906 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Reeve Chip- 
man (Constance Parker), 5 Morton St., 
Andover, Mass. 

Ruth Adams Downer's son, Alton F. 
Downer, has a son, Frederick Adams, born 
January 14, 195 1. 

Elizabeth Deeble has retired from the 
State Dept. 



Persis Mackintire Carr's son, Winthrop, has 
a third daughter, Katherine Ann, born 
May 25, 1951. 

Although Constance Parker Chipman has 
retired as Alumnae Secretary she will be 
connected with the school for another year, 
and hopes that alumnae will call on her at 5 
Morton Street. Her eleventh grandchild, 
Elizabeth, was born to her daughter, Faith 
Chipman Parker '31, on August 2, 1951. 

Rena Porter Hastings reports the birth of 
a granddaughter, Margaret Lorans, Decem- 
ber 22, 1950. 

1907 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjorie Bond), 142 High St., 
Reading, Mass. 

Alice Webster Brush's granddaughter 
Deborah Jean, was born June 13, 1951, to 
her daughter, Mrs. Cole A. Lewis. 

1908 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Dorothy Tay- 
lor, 1 18 Elgin St., Newton Center, Mass. 

Thirza Gay Hunt reports, "My daughter, 
Gay, is living in Beverly Hills, Cal. She has 
two daughters. My son, Gardner, is living in 
Westfield, N. J., and has a son eleven months 
old. My youngest son, Robert, received a 
degree from Northeastern University in 
June and is now working in Rochester, N.Y." 

Helen Hedge Talbot's first grandchild was 
born February 21, 1951, and is named 
Ashley Frederick Talbot, Jr. 

1910 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Owen Morgan 
(Emily Silsby), 33 Wyndwood Rd., West 
Hartford, Conn. 

1911 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas Don- 
ald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke St., 
Andover, Mass. 

Dr. Elizabeth Hincks has gone to St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington as a 
member of the Psychological Department. 
Address: Apt. 5, 4205 Fourth Street, S.E., 
Washington, D. C. 

1912 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Maurice 
Pease (Barbara Moore), Lincoln Lane, New 
Britain, Conn. 

1913 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret 
Wilkins, 279 No. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 4, 
Cal. 



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Gladys Estabrook Blanchard writes that 
her husband is consultant with NPA in 
Washington, D. C. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Elsie G. 
Sloan (Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon St., 
Boston, Mass. 

1915 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

1916 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard C. 
Bartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Severna Park, 
Maryland. 

Dorothy Pillsburv Bartlett's son, Thomas, 
was married to Eunice Gore Everitt on 
April 7, 1 95 1. 

1917 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Myron S. 
Chellis (Miriam Bacon), 15 Raymond Ave., 
Beverly, Mass. 

Cornelia Newcomb Lattin has a new 
granddaughter, Jean Elizabeth, born June 
2, 1 95 1, to her son, Frederic. 

1918 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. George J. 
Cutler (Velma Rowell), 45 Eliot St., Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

Martha Swalm Holden reported a visit to 
Andover in June when en route to her son's 
graduation from the University of New 
Hampshire. He now has a position with 
Stone & Webster Engineering Co. in Boston. 

1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore M. 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut St., Win- 
chester, Mass. 

Grace Kepner Noble reports that her 
daughter, Anne, is working at Greenwich 
House in New York and her daughter, Caro- 
lyn, has just finished her Sophomore year at 
Syracuse University. Her daughter, Mar- 
garet, and her husband are working for the 
State Department in Germany. 

1920 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Robin- 
son, Lakeville, Conn. 

Julia Abbe Garst is now Mrs. Merrill Ross. 
Address: 131 West 97th St., New York City. 

Leonore Wickersham Mills' daughter, Geor- 
gia Lee Mills O'Brien, Abbot '46, had a son 
April 7, 1 95 1. 



Our deep sympathy is extended to Edith 
Adams Culver whose husband died August 
27, 1 95 1, after a long illness. 

1921 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard K. 
Stover (Frances Gasser), Rockwood Rd., 
Plandome, N. J. 

Edith Page Bennett's husband, after years 
of experience in the fishline industry, has 
opened a business of his own "in his back 
yard." Edith, in addition to housekeeping 
and hobbies, is both officer and worker in 
this exciting venture. One of her most im- 
portant duties is the inspection, under a 
magnifying glass, of the completed lines to 
see that no tiny strand of nylon is out of 
place. Such perfection, possible only in man- 
ufacture on a small scale, makes the product 
increasingly sought after by expert fisher- 
men. 

1922 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Samuel A. 
Smith, Jr. (Alice Van Schmuss), 106 Hobart 
Ave., Summit, N.J. 

Joseph D. Knight, father of Helen Knight 
Wilkinson, died July 8, 1951. The class ex- 
tends deep sympathy. 

1923 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Charles T. 
Hall (Dolores Osborne), 55 Sparhawk St., 
Amesbury, Mass. 

Mary Swartwood Sinclaire's daughter, 
Helen, was married September 2, 1951, to 
Harry E. Blythe, 3rd, in Cotuit, Mass. 

1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A.John Hold- 
en (Polly Bullard), R.F.D. 1, Montpelier, 
Vermont. 

1925 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert H. 
Marsh (Dorothy Beeley), 175 Heard St., 
Worcester 3, Mass. 

1926 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arnold S. 
Wood (Barbara Bloomfield), 101 West 
Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass. 

1927 

Margaret Cutler Fuller and her daughter, 
Rebecca, aff. '51, are now living at 6600 
Orange St., Los Angeles, Cal. Becky gradu- 
ated from the American High School in 
Mexico City. 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Ayl- 



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mer Stantial Kempton whose mother died in 
Boston on June 28, 195 1 . 
Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Deskins (Mary 
Belle Maxwell), a third child, a son, James 
Maxwell, March 15, 1951. 

1928 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 20 Hudson St., 
Redwood City, Cal. 

Susan Ripley Ward and her husband are 
now running a dress shop in Andover, Mass. 

1929 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. 
Kennedy (Roberta Kendall), 87 Cooper 
Ave., Upper Montclair, N.J. 
Married 

Katharine A. Bigelow to Robert Miller 
Heberton, August 29, 1951, in Sturbridge, 
Mass. 

1930 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert U. 
Ingraham (Kathie Fellows), 303 Way, 
Kirkwood 22, Missouri. 

Alice Canoune Coates has been chairman 
of education for the Monday Afternoon 
Club, one of the largest of the federated 
New Jersey clubs. 

1931 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Francis Holl- 
and (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard St., 
East Lansing, Mich. 

Married 

Monica Keith to Louis Harmon Langill, 
May 25, 1 95 1. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Parker (Faith 
Chipman), a fourth child and third daughter, 
Elizabeth, August 2, 1951. 

1932 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. E. Kent 
Allen (Harriet Bolton), Graniteville Rd., 
Westford, Mass. 

Married 

Cynthia James Lovelock to Lucien R. 
Tharaud, September 12, 1951. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. John Giblin (Elizabeth 
Holihan), a second daughter and fourth 
child, September 15, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Wolfe (Virginia 
Lawton), a fifth child and fourth son, Wil- 
liam Lawton. Virginia is chairman of the 



Herald-1 ribune Fresh Air Fund in the New 
Milford, Conn., area. 

1933 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Harry L. 
Hansen (Carolyn Guptill), 41 Woodland 
Rd., Lexington, Mass. 

Ann Cole's husband, Thomas B. Gannett, 
has been appointed general chairman of the 
Red Cross campaign in the 19 cities and 
towns in the Boston Metropolitan Chapter 
for 1952. 

Clara Smith Clark has returned to Andover 
with her three children. Address: 53 High 
Street, Andover, Mass. 

Barbara Worth Brown visited Abbot in 
May and was very enthusiastic about the 
changes in Abbot. 

Married 

Una Rogers King to George K. Whitney on 
September 6, 1951. 

1934 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Achille Loria 
(Sally O'Reilly), 47 East 87th St., New 
York, N. Y. 

Eleanor Harryman McQuarie reports that 
she has two children, a four-year-old son, 
and a sixteen-months-old daughter. Her 
husband is a radio engineer for CAA. 

1935 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 25 Magnolia 
St., Bergenfield, N. J. 

Lucia Nunez Mason had a story, "The 
Heart Line and The Lucky Star," published 
in Good Housekeeping Magazine in August, 

I95 1 - 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Hans Marum (Claire 
Oppenheim), a daughter, April 10, 1951. 

1936 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S. 
Loring (Anne Russell), Box 70, Bedford, Pa. 

1937 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Roy E. Haber- 
land (Ruth Hill), 20 Carpenter Rd., Wal- 
pole, Mass. 

Maria Evans Smith reports, "We're moving 
to Smyrna, Tenn., because Steve has been 
made plant manager of Lane Cedar Chest 
Company. We're buying a new brick house, 
and are quite thrilled with the whole idea. 
Chip. Jr. is now four years old." 



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Betty Inman Kirkpatrick's husband is back 
in the Air Force as an instructor in Ground 
Control. She hopes to join him in Panama 
City, Fla., soon. 

Born 

To Dr. and Mrs. John J. McArdle, Jr. 
(Nancy Burns), a daughter, May 5, 1951. 
The family now includes two daughters 
and a son. 

To Lt. Col. and Mrs. Harold W. Leuen- 
berger (Thelma Cutter), a daughter, Jessica 
Florence, June 11, 1951 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirkpatrick 
(Betty Inman), a daughter, Jean, May 13, 
1 95 1. Betty has two sons, Bobby, 7, and Mur- 
ray, 4. 

1938 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Michael P. 
Crocker (Rosa Fletcher), Wood View, Bel 
Air, Maryland. 

The class extends its sympathy to Harriet 
Hume Watters and Barbara Tudbury Allen. 
Harriet's father died August 31, 1951, and 
Barbara's father died June 15, 1951 . 

Sarah Peck was a guest speaker at a recent 
meeting in Hartford, Conn. Her .talk was on 
"Lenten Subjects in Painting" and was il- 
lustrated with slides. 

Anne Simpson White reports, "John was 
recalled (with five dependents) to active 
duty with the Navy. My four girls are grow- 
ing up fast. The twins, Susan and Leslie, are 
now 7, Kathie is 4, and Pam is 2}^." Ad- 
dress: 3008 1 6th St. South, Arlington, Va. 
Engaged 

Beatrice Tyer to John Lyle Campbell, Jr. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. John Winet (Muriel 
Wood), a son, Jonathan Ayer, May 12, 1951. 
Address: Oakdell and Lemon Street, Menlo 
Park, Cal. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. Pear- 
son (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Married 

Mary Elizabeth Moser to John N. Van 
der Vries, November 29, 1950, in Glen 
Ridge, N. J. Address: 1221 Briar Lane, 
Highland Park, 111. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Worthen 
(Nancy England), a third child and second 
daughter, Julie England, July 9, 1951. 



1940 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edmund W. 
Nutting (Mary Howard), 72 Highland St., 
West Newton 65, Mass. 

Nancy Harrison is head nurse of the tumor 
clinic at the Children's Hospital in Boston. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Robbins 
(Carolyn Cross), a second son, Peter Gilman, 
June 25, 1 951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Ettele (Pa- 
tricia Elliot), a daughter, Nancy Jean, July 7, 

I951- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Chase 
(Elizabeth Ellis), a son, Lee Robert, June 7, 

i95i- 

To Mr. and Mrs. William Scheft (Gert- 
rude Wind), a second child, a daughter, 
Andrea, April 15, 1951. Thomas is almost 
2 years old. 

1941 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Sue Long, 405 
54th St., New York 22, N. Y. 

Margery Martin Martin reports the birth 
of a son, Kenneth, July 19, 1948. 

Marietta Meyer Ekberg reports, "Bill 
finished M.I.T. in February and has his 
Master's Degree in electricity. We are now 
at West Point. Bill will teach electricity at 
Annapolis next year as an exchange in- 
structor, and then back here for two more 
years of teaching. Judy is two years old, 
talking like a streak, and still the light of our 
lives." 

Nancy Whittier Atkinson has reported the 
birth of her son, Christopher, in June 1948. 
She lives now in Westport, Conn. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. James McC. Dunn, Jr. 
(Miriam Calder), a daughter, Barbara Mc- 
Cann, June 5, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John H. Meyer (Eleanor 
Cole), a third son, August Robert, August 
28, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Roome, Jr. 
(Nancy Eccles), a third daughter, June 27, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Winnette (Dorothy 
Fiske), a third son, Miles Schollin-Borg, 
August 18, 1 95 1. Mark Allan is 3^ and 
Ward Perry iJ/£. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Addison Leslie Winship, 
2d (Christine Hill), a third child, second 
daughter, Leslie, April 19, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. David Park (Nancy 



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Kelley), a third child, second son, Andrew 
Bevan, September 10, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown (Jane 
Parrot), a daughter, Pamela Parrot, on 
April 9, 1 95 1. 

1942 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Darwin W. 
Heath (Sue Bates), Winding Lane, R.D. 3, 
Media, Pa. 

Patricia Daniels Hanson's husband is Vice- 
Pres. and General Manager of Engineered 
Plywood Products Co. in Tacoma, Wash. 
Her new address is: Box 50, Union, Washing- 
ton. Any Abbot girls in vicinity take notice! 

Libby Lovett is doing Medical Social 
Work at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. McPherson 
(Irene Abbott), a second child, a son, Bruce 
Clouston, June 14, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reinheimer 
(Ann Bacon), a fourth child, third daughter, 
Margaret Bacon, September 12, 1951. 

1943 

Married 
Jean Schubert to Richard C. Acford on 
September 8, 1951 , in Lawrence, Mass. 
Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins (Louise 
Doyle), a son, June 30, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McCouch 
(Bettye Rutherford), a daughter, Nancy 
Mallet, on August 1 , 1 95 1 . 

1944 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris, Jr. (Marion Stevens), Marling Ave., 
Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Abeles (Elizabeth 
Frank), a daughter, Marjorie Susan, August 

9,i95i- 

To Dr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Mulford, II 
(Esther Smith), a second daughter, Kath- 
arine Sidway, August 8, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Harris 
(Marion Stevens), a son, Edward Monroe, 
3rd, September 16, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hoesterey (Shir- 
ley Woodams), a second child, a daughter, 
Kim, May 27, 1951. 

1945 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Molly Rob- 
bins, 75 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, L. I., 

N. Y. 



Phyllis Hardon Gander's husband gradu- 
ated from Colorado College in June. New 
address: 1021 Walnut Street, Perrysburg, 
Ohio. 

Sally McDuffle graduated with a B.A. 
degree from Hood College. This summer she 
made a bicycle tour in Europe. 

Shirley Sawyer Williams was chosen May 
Queen of Goucher College, Towson, Md. 
Her husband is a captain in the army sta- 
tioned in Japan. 

Married 

Elizabeth Brown to Dr. Robert Sirkosky 
Gordon, Jr., June 30, 1951, in Naugatuck, 
Conn. Grace Lurton '45 was a bridesmaid, 
and Cynthia Smith attended the wedding. 
Address: 441 Main St., Apt. 9, Fort Lee, 
N.J. 

Miriam Dearborn to Vincent de Paul 
Dunn, July 28, 1951, in Windham, N. H. 

Elizabeth Dickerman to Charles Robert 
Burgher, August 25, 1951, in Hartford, 
Conn. 

Nancy Dodge to Frank Ray Glazebrooks, 
September 1, 1951, in Newburyport, Mass. 

Julia A. Gage to John Watson Moses, 
August 4, 1 95 1, in North Andover, Mass. 
Charlotte Leland '44 was an honor attendant 
and Ann Weston '45 was a bridesmaid. 

Janet Malott to Ensign Jared Elliot, Sep- 
tember 15, 1 95 1, in Ithaca, N. Y. They will 
make their home in Newport, R. I. 

Charlotte (Holly) Welles to Frederic 
Winslow Locke, June 23, 1951, in New 
Canaan, Conn. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. James A. deGanahl 
(Dorothy Eccles), a second daughter, 
Daphne, May 7, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Brigham 
(Elizabeth Graves), a son, John Stuart, Sep- 
tember 9, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Stearns 
(Helen Norris), a daughter, September 11, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. George R. Keepin 
(Madge Twomey), a second son, William 
North, May 9, 1951. 

1946 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter J. Blak- 
ney (Mary Burton), 450 East 63rd St., Apt. 
8B West, New York, N. Y. 

Patricia Bowne Rickenbacker with her son, 
David Brian, flew to San Antonio where her 
husband is managing a ranch. Her new ad- 



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dress: Bear Creek Ranch, Hunt Kerr County, 
Texas. 

Married 

Noma Clayton to Weston Flint, June 9, 
1 95 1, in Millbrook, N. Y. 

Sallie Fillebrown to Burt Starkweather 
Hofmann, June 9, 1 951, in Woodstock, Ver- 
mont. 

Ann D. Hellweg to John Charles Warren, 
June 23, 1 95 1, in Southern Pines, North 
Carolina. 

Mary Louise Howe to Charles Tiedtke 
Brumback,July 7, 1 951, in Putney, Vermont. 

Sally J. Power to Robert John Hansman, 
June 9, 1 95 1, in Brookline, Mass. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Waugh (Sally 
Allen), a daughter, April 27, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. O'Brien, 
Jr. (Georgia Lee Mills), a son, Kenneth 
Bostwick, III, April 7, 1951. Her husband is a 
candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philoso- 
phy in History at Stanford University. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Tor Dagfin Kolflat 
(Luetta Robertson), a daughter, April 22, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 'Whitcomb 
(Nancy Thomas), a daughter, Lindsay 
Lane, April 29, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Gaillard 
(Hope Whitcomb), a daughter, Anne de 
Berriere, May 5, 1951. 

1947 

Ann Aulis spent three years at Rhode 
Island State University. She transferred to 
Maryland College in 1950 and received her 
B.S. degree in May, 1951. She is in the Ex- 
ecutive Training Program at Filene's in 
Boston. Address: 7 Temple Street, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Cynthia Austin received her B.A. in Eng- 
lish Literature from Pembroke in June. She 
spent the summer touring the western states. 
She will attend Katharine Gibbs in Boston 
this year. 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to 
Nancy and Patricia (1948) Barnard whose 
father died September 6, 1951, in Andover. 

Nancy Brumback graduated from Sweet 
Briar in June, She is attending Katharine 
Gibbs School in New York, and is living at 
the Barbizon. 

Patricia Carroll received her A.B. degree 
in Political Science from Trinity College in 
June. 



Ann Clemens received the B.A. degree 
from the University of Wisconsin. She is 
studying at Radcliffe for her M.A. degree. 
She visited Abbot during the opening days of 
school. 

Janice Cole received the B. Music degree 
from Boston University. She majored in 
violin, and played in the orchestra. She is 
studying for her Master of Arts in Teaching 
at Harvard. 

Virginia Eason graduated from Connecti- 
cut College in June. 

Mary Emery received her B.A. degree 
from Sweet Briar in June. She majored in 
Government, and is working in Washington 
for the State Department. 

Edith Flather received her A.B. from 
Mount Holyoke in June. She majored in 
Astronomy and is working at the Harvard 
College Observatory. 

Barbara Jane French received an A.B. 
degree from Colby College in June. She is 
working with the Conn. General Life In- 
surance Company in Hartford as Junior 
Underwriter. 

Emily Gierasch received her A.B. from 
Wheaton in June. She majored in English 
Literature. She is working in the Traffic 
Department of an advertising agency in 
Boston. Address: 15 Lowell St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Nancy Hamilton Eglee's husband is in the 
Navy. She expects to live in the Boston area 
this fall when he returns from sea duty. 

Sally Humason received her B.A. degree 
from Vassar in June. She spent the summer 
in Europe. She is looking for a job in New 
York, and sharing an apartment with Gerry 
Treadway. Address: 59 East 54th Street. 

Joan Karelitz is taking the Executive 
Training Course at Jordan Marsh Co. in 
Boston. 

Peggy Kimball Montgomery's husband has 
been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 
study at the University of Paris. They sailed 
September 22nd. 

Carol McLean graduated from Wellesley 
in June. She is now a writer and secretary. 
Address: 2401 Cole Ave. S.E., Minneapolis 
14, Minn. 

Margot Meyer will graduate from Russell 
Sage in June, 1952, with a B.S. degree in 
Physical Therapy. She is studying at Albany 
Hospital. 

Alden Obering received a B.S. degree 
from Northwestern University in June. She 



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is studying for her M.A. in Library Science 
at the University of Chicago. 

Susanne Robbins received her A.B. degree 
from Smith in June. She is working for the 
State Department in Washington, and living 
with Mary Emery. 

Gerry Treadway is training at the Medical 
Center in radiology. In November she is 
going into the new Janeway Cancer Center 
at Roosevelt Hospital as physicist. 

Christine von Goeben graduated from 
Smith in June having majored in German. 
After a summer in Europe she is working for 
the State Department in Washington, D. C. 

Mary Lo White graduated from Chamber- 
lain School of Retailing in June, and is in 
the Executive Training Program at Jordan 
Marsh Co. in Boston. 

Engaged 

Martha M. Morse to John Barron Abbot. 
Martha graduated from Connecticut College 
injune. 

Nancy Scripture to John Francis Dorrance. 
Married 

Beverly DeCesare to James J. Nassar, 
September 8, 1951. 

Helen Dowd to Filburt Burdette Richards. 
Jr., August 29, 1951, in Andover. Address: 
56 Plympton St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Barbara Goddard to Peter P. Theg, Sep- 
tember 8, 1 95 1, in Newton Center. Jane 
Brown was a bridesmaid. Barbara graduated 
from Wellesley injune. 

Diane Gould to Norborne Berkeley, Jr., 
June 15, 1951. Address: 157 East 72nd St., 
New York 21, N. Y. Diane received her B.A. 
from Barnard this year. She majored in 
European History. 

Dorthea Hall to Leslie Warnick Kernan, 
August 4, 1 95 1, in Utica, N. Y. 

Joy Kolins to Daniel Peisch on August 3, 
1 95 1. Joy is working as a secretary for Syra- 
cuse University, and her husband is studying 
Russian at Syracuse. Address: 740 Lan- 
caster Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sylvia Lyford to Richard Bruce Morgan, 
June 23, 1951, in Scarsdale, N. Y. 

Jean Ritchey to Douglas Arthur Bora, 
July 28, 1 95 1, in Darien, Conn. Address: 
24 Hunt Street, Rowayton, Conn. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Theodore N. Andoniadis 
(Anne Chandler), a son, Charles Nicholas, 
June 8, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bolton (Barbara 
Dean) , a second child and first son, William 
Wallace, September 17, 1951. 



Found — A sterling silver "Forget-Me- 
Not" bracelet. It is inscribed with family 
names. Communicate with the Alumnae 
Office. 



1948 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara A. 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

Barbara Dake has been elected president 
of Hubbard House at Smith College for the 
coming year. 

Debby Voss achieved the distinction of 
becoming a Junior Wellesley College Schol- 
ar. This honor is bestowed only on those 
who attain and maintain high academic 
standing. 

Engaged 

Brigid Bisgood to Lt. Neal M. Galusha. 
He is with the Air Force Headquarters in 
Europe. Brigid is finishing her last year at 
Elmira, and is president of the dramatic 
club. 

Nadine Todd Cookman to Raymond A. 
Price of Lunenburg, Mass. 

Julie A. P. Schaufler to Lieut. Harris B. 
Fisher, 3rd, U.S.A.F. Wedding will be Octo- 
ber 27, 1951. 

Married 

Dorothy Lee Booth to George Osburn 
Witver, October 12, 1951, in Fort Myer, 
Virginia. 

Nancy Marie Carroll to Holland Reavis 
Donan, June 16, 1951, in White Plains, N. Y. 

Estelle DuBois to Bernard Joseph Hoy, 
Jr., September 15, 1951, in Englewood, N.J. 

Nancy Elliot to Thomas Raymond Stew- 
art, September 1, 1951, in Andover, Mass. 

Mary Gamble to Richard Craven, June 
30, 1 95 1, in Greenville, Miss. 

Ruth Kinney to Richard Gould, August 
11, 1 95 1, in Lawrence, Mass. Barbara 
Shulze was her maid of honor. 

Mary Louise Miller to Reeves Welch 
Hart, Jr., June 30, 1951, in Stamford, Conn. 

Marguerite Moss to James Thomas Heery, 
Jr., June 16, 1951, in Athens, Georgia. Eliza- 
beth Moss '50 was her sister's maid of honor. 

Tatiana Elisabeth Russell to John Daniel 
Potter, June 19, 1951, in Woodstock, Ver- 
mont. 

1949 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, L. I., N. Y. 

Judith Allen is training at the Children's 
Hospital School of Nursing. 



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Edna Bogardus has transferred from Rad- 
cliffe to Denison College, Granville, Ohio 

Jane Noss held a responsible position with 
the Lumberman's Insurance Company in 
Boston during the past summer. 

Jane Woolverton is spending the winter in 
Europe studying art. 

Married 

Margaret Black to Richard Philip Din- 
truff, March 10, 1951. 

Mariana Espaillat to Louis Crouch, Sep- 
tember 6, 1 95 1, in Santiago. 

Ines Herrera to Bernardo Reges Crane, 
August 11, 1 95 1, in Bogota. 

Helen Sinclaire to Harry E. Blythe, 3rd, 
September 2, 1951, in Wianno, Mass. Her 
sister, Mary Carroll '48, was maid of honor, 
and Marilyn Jaspert was a bridesmaid. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior St., Chippewa Falls, 
Wis. 

Cynthia Faigle was elected vice-pres. of 
the Sophomore Class of Syracuse University 
and is also a member of the Women's Stu- 
dent Government Council. 

Peggy Kitchell is head of Briardoons, a 
singing group at Briarcliff Junior College. 
She spent the summer in Europe. 



Anne Merriwether is president of the 
Sophomore Class at Mount Holyoke. 

Engaged 
Barbara Smith to Lt. John H. Littlefield. 
Joy Sturgis to Richard Channing Foster. 
A late October wedding is planned. 

Married 

Beverley F. Flather to Charles Gurney 
Edwards, June 9, 1951, in Providence, R.I. 
Her bridesmaids were Abbot classmates, 
Anne Dunsford, Julia Holt and Elizabeth 
Goodspeed. 

Sally Stilson to Richard Alan Athan, 
August 12, 1 95 1, in Anderson, Indiana. Ad- 
dress: 2509 Prospect Avenue, Evanston, 111. 

1951 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Carolin Furst, 
Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 

Clemency Chase, Penny Whittall and 
Shirley Young visited Abbot in September. 

Rebecca Fuller, aff. '51, graduated from 
the American High School in Mexico City on 
June 29, 1 95 1. 

Georgia Stanley, aff. '51 graduated from 
Gould Academy on June 10, 1951. 

See page 25 for a report on the graduates 
of 1 951. 




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HAVE YOU ANY NEWS? 

Marriages? Changes of address? 

Births? Trips? 

New positions? 

Send to the Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., 
before January 15, 1952. 



Today's Date 

Maiden Name Class 

Married Name 

Address 

Postal Zone. 



FALL REUNION DAY 

NOVEMBER 17—2 P.M. 

Special Attraction! 

Alumnae-Student Hockey Game 

Come and play or cheer for the Old Grads! 

Tea will be served immediately following the game. 

Stay for dinner if possible, BUT notify the Alumnae Office of your plans 






Abbot Academy 
Bulletin 




February 1952 



Sent by the School to all Abbot Girls 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 19 



FEBRUARY, 1952 



Issue 2 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Avenue 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 



OFFI CERS— 1 950- 1 952 

Clerk 
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester, Mass. 

Treasurer 

Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 

(Helen Knight) 

57 Salem Street 

Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 

Acting General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 

Mrs. Alvin Westman 
(Gracie Griffin) 
53 Bellevue Avenue 
Winthrop, Mass. 

CHICAGO 
Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 

Acting President 

Mrs. Harry Maidment 

(Emily House) 

99 Robert Road 

Manchester, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 

1819 Washington Boulevard 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 

Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 

OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86. RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON. D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 1 2, 1 933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



Winter Calendar, 1952 

January 5 — Christmas Vacation ended at 6 p.m. 
January 6 — Myra Hess Concert in Boston 

Vespers — The Reverend A. Graham Baldwin, D.D., of Phillips Academy 
January 13 — Vespers — The Reverend Ernest A. Brown, Jr., The North Parish of North 

Andover 
January ig — Pianoforte Recital by Miss Kate Friskin 
January 20 — Vespers — The Reverend Roy L. Minich, D.D., The First Church, Maiden, 

Massachusetts 
January 25 - January 2g — Midyear Examinations 
January 27 — Boston Symphony in Boston 

Vespers — Hymn Singing 
January 2g - January 31 — Seniors in Intervale 

February 2 — Illustrated Lecture by Mildred Capron — "Solo Safari to South Africa" 
February 3 — Vespers — The Reverend Albert B. Coe, D.D., Minister and President of the 

Massachusetts Congregational Conference and Missionary Society 
February g — Professor Bart J. Bok of the Harvard College Observatory — Illustrated 

Astronomy lecture 
February 10 — Negro Spirituals sung by Mildred Jenkins 
February 16 — Exeter-Abbot Concert and Dance at Abbot 

February ij — Vespers — The Reverend Charles W. F. Smith, St. Andrew's Church, Welles- 
ley, Massachusetts 
February 23 — "The Merchant of Venice" at Phillips Academy 
February 24 — Boston Symphony Concert in Boston 

Maxim Karolik, Bass-baritone 
March 2 — Vespers — The Reverend Frederick M. Meek, D.D., Old South Church in 

Boston 
March 8 — Abbot Prom 
March g — Vespers — The Reverend John E. Wallace, The First Church of Christ, 

Springfield, Massachusetts 
March 15 — College Board Examinations for Seniors 
March 15 — Recital by Phyllis Curtin, Soprano 
March 16 — Student Recital 
March ij — Gym Exhibition 
March 18 — School closes for Spring vacation 

THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THIRD COMMENCEMENT 

Friday, May 30 — Rally Night 

Saturday, May 31 — Alumnae Day; Draper Dramatics 

Sunday, June 1 — Baccalaureate Sermon by Sidney Lovett, D.D., Chaplain, Yale Univer- 
sity; Tree and Ivy Planting; Commencement Recital 

Monday, June 2 — Graduation Exercises — Address by Claude Moore Fuess, Ph.D., LL.D., 
Headmaster Emeritus, Phillips Andover Academy 




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Miss Hearsey's Message 

J±S this midyear issue of the Bulletin goes to each "old girl" it is a 
pleasure to send you a special greeting. When from time to time I turn to the 
alumnae files of addresses I am freshly impressed at the widespread geo- 
graphical distribution of old Abbot girls. Literally you cover the globe — 
and so as these Bulletins leave our Alumnae Office in old Abbot Hall I 
visualize them finding their way to Izmir in Turkey, to Bangkok, to New 
Zealand, South Africa, Norway, and Japan, and many another foreign land 
as well as to all the states of the Union. I picture the arrival of the magazine 
in these exotic places as well as in more familiar scenes and can imagine the 
eagerness with which its pages are turned. Perhaps it must wait until Bill and 
Betsy are packed off to school, or put to bed, or, perhaps, by those whose days 
are now more full of leisure than they would choose, it can be read from cover 
to cover almost before the postman has disappeared. 

It is the class notes you turn to first, I am sure, and since so few of us can 
find time nowadays for leisurely correspondence, this medium of exchange of 
news among one's school friends is of the most practical as well as the most 
heartwarming value. 

I know that however busy you are there are occasions during the year 
when your thoughts inevitably turn back to Abbot and your memories are 
especially vivid. At this season to how many old girls, I wonder, has the 
magic word "Intervale" suddenly occurred and with it a kaleidoscopic series 
of pictures? Tomorrow the Senior class — fifty-three girls, Miss Tucker, 
Miss Judd, and I will pile into our Abbot special car at the Andover station 
and leaving examinations and blue books behind will eagerly await the first 
shining glimpse of Mt. Washington, and those happy hours in the beauty of 
the North Country, out of doors as long as daylight lasts, and around the fire 
in the big living room in the evening, with music and reading aloud, till sleep 
overcomes the girls and like weary puppies they curl up and doze, only to 
revive with renewed energy the moment they are ready for bed ! 

Yes, "Intervale" is still, after almost forty years, one of the high spots of 
the Senior year. Do you realize that for possibly nearly two thousand "old 
girls" this is one of their happy Abbot memories? 

At Christmas time, too, I am sure there are few alumnae who do not 
return in imagination if ever so briefly, to the Christmas celebration of their 
Abbot days. It was as beautiful as ever this year and the new girls were as in- 
spired by the service and as delighted with the decorations and surprise of the 
Christmas dinner and the early morning caroling by the choir. 

Now that midyears are nearly over, Commencement seems just around 
the corner! Spring vacation comes early — March 18th this year — and we 
wonder how we shall get in all we plan ! There's the concert with Exeter on 
February 16th for which over a hundred boys are coming — Glee Club, 
Orchestra, and "The Royal Exonians" to play for the dancing after the con- 



cert. All of the Seniors are to have partners and stay for the dancing this year, 
even if they are not in Fidelio. Then there is the Abbot Prom on the 8th of 
March, and College Boards, sad anti-climax (?) the next week. I'll not list the 
other events for they are printed in the Bulletin, but we are pleased that the 
Abbot-"P.A." Gilbert and Sullivan tradition is being revived. This year it's 
"The Pirates." We haven't an Alva Houston, alas, but we have very promis- 
ing "principals", and we can count on Miss Friskin and Miss Tingley to pre- 
pare the girls for a thoroughly creditable musical performance, and one of our 
new faculty members, an English woman and a Gilbert and Sullivan en- 
thusiast, is coaching our girls. The dates are April 18 and 19. 

There is nothing static about the school. Even though certain traditions 
continue, every year brings its own innovations. The Friday night calling 
hour ! What an evolution ! I sometimes hear it described by fathers who were 
once "P. A." boys as it was in their day; and by you, an even earlier genera- 
tion — some of you — as it was in your day. This year we receive the boys 
on Saturday afternoons from four to six, and they come, from fifty to sixty- 
five of them for dancing in the "Rec. Room". Occasionally we have class tea 
dances in the Gym. In the fall the whole Senior-Mid class was invited to 
Exeter for a football game, dinner and formal evening dance, and the whole 
Senior class will be going for a dinner and dance in May, as they have for 
two years now. 

Our Activities Groups (formerly the War Relief Groups and World 
Service Groups) now meet on Friday nights and there is special enthusiasm 
for the Modern Dance and for the Science Group, with emphasis on Astrono- 
my; and this year there is a group called "Greek Appreciation" working on 
subjects that have to do with the "glory that was Greece." The Music Group 
this year is singing madrigals and meets occasionally with a similar group of 
the Brooks School boys, either at the boys' school or at Abbot. 

Our girls in college come back from time to time to see us and it is always 
a great pleasure to have them. The college Freshmen seem to be doing them- 
selves and Abbot proud. At Smith, Rosamond Reifsnyder, President of 
Student Government at Abbot, is President of the Freshman class. Barbara 
Sugar, a senior at Vassar, is head of the Student Judiciary Board. 

Since Commencement this year coincides with a holiday week-end, I 
hope that a larger number than usual, not fewer, may be able to get back for 
reunions. Wouldn't it be a good idea to get your husbands to come, too? 
Combine Alumnae Day here with a holiday week-end trip ! Let the husbands 
get acquainted while you see your old friends and renew the ties with the past 
and learn something at first hand of the Abbot of today and our hopes for 
tomorrow. 

My affectionate greetings to you and my gratitude for your continuing 
and generous loyalty to Abbot ! 



Principal ( 



Board of Trustees Notes 



Three new members were elected to the Board of Trustees in Decem- 
ber, 1 95 1. We present them here with a brief biographical sketch: 



Robert Ingle Hunneman 

Brookline, Massachusetts 

Born, Brookline, Mass., November 21, 1905; Noble 
and Greenough School, 1924; A.B., Harvard College, 
1928; LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1931 ; attorney; 
partner in law firm of Palmer, Dodge, Gardner, 
Bickford, and Bradford; trustee, Radcliffe College; 
treasurer and trustee, Noble and Greenough School; 
trustee and member of investment committee, Brook- 
line Savings Bank; corporator, Suffolk Savings Bank; 
director, Little House, Inc. (settlement house); Com- 
mander, U. S. Naval Reserve. 





Donald Borden Smith 

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 

Born, Somerville, Mass., October 5, 1896; A.B., 
Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 1 92 1 ; 
M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration, 1922; Ph.D., Harvard Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences, 1926; investment counsel; part- 
ner and director, Scudder, Stevens, and Clark; 
director, First and Third Investment Counsel Corp.; 
served in Canadian Expeditionary Forces, World 
War I; father of Cynthia, Abbot, 1945. 



Gardner Sutton 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Born, Salem, Mass., May 5, 1899; Noble and Green- 
ough School, 1 91 7; A.B., Harvard College, 1921; 
assistant treasurer, Abbot Academy; clerk, Board of 
Trustees, Abbot; secretary, Executive Committee, 
Abbot; corporator, Andover Savings Bank; U. S. 
Naval Reserve, World War I; U. S. War Department, 
World War II; husband of Elizabeth Southworth 
Sutton, Abbot, 1930; brother of Elinor Sutton De Ford, 
Abbot, 1 91 9 and Anne Sutton Weld, Abbot, 1926. 




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An Abbot graduate asked me recently to "tell something in the Bulletin 
about the Drapers". 

Warren F. Draper, a graduate of Phillips Academy and Amherst 
College, grew up in the business of Flagg & Gould of Andover of which he 
later became the owner. They were the official printers and publishers for 
The Andover Theological Seminary. 

Mr. Draper for twenty-five years was the devoted Treasurer of Abbot. 
He followed each detail of its life with great care and interest, seeking that no 
moneys should be spent unwisely. 

Mrs. Draper, a woman extremely wise in her own right, counseled her 
husband with an abundant amount of common sense and balanced judg- 
ment. For generations she sat in the bay window and waved her hand to the 
students on their way to church on Sunday and as they came through the 
gate afternoons. And, for years on end, her hospitality was constant. How 

many shared it in the parties and "molasses candy pulls" ! 

* * * 

The Drapers built the "Homestead" opposite the main entrance to the 
Abbot Campus in 1867 just after the war "between the states". The lumber 
came by ship from Oregon and rested for two years on the lot that it might 
be thoroughly "air-dried" before being processed into construction. For 
several years Mr. Draper delayed painting the exterior due to the oil content 
of the timbering; nor did they paint or paper any of the rooms in the house 
as the white plaster work represented to them quality and cleanliness. The 
mantel and marble trim around the fireplaces came from Italy. 

They installed the first bathroom in the Town of Andover — in a dark 
closet on the first floor provided with a kerosene lamp for illumination. The 
tub was of heavy copper. Near the head of the tub they located an iron box 
between floor joists as a receptacle for currency and liquid securities. After 
Mr. Draper's decease, five one-dollar gold pieces were found around the edge 
of the iron box which evidently, due to the prevailing dimness, had escaped 
Mr. Draper's notice. 

In the bedroom adjacent to the "sitting room" at the right of the front 
entrance was a "stub chimney", with the usual stove funnel opening. Inside 
this chimney Mr. Draper had a small iron box suspended by a chain, which 

contained his bonds and other valuable papers. 

* * * 

All benefactions to Abbot came from "Mr. and Mrs. Warren F. Draper". 
They gave $7500 toward the Alumnae Fund of $72,000 representing the cost 
of McKeen (subject to a 4% annuity during their lifetime); the private 
dwelling at 14 School Street (occupied many years by Abbot's Director of 
Music); their own "Homestead" at 25 School Street (subject to life occu- 
pancy); a duplex house in Somerville, Mass.; and a mercantile building on 
Main Street, Andover. 



When Mr. and Mrs. Draper made their gift of $25,000 toward the 
erection of Draper Hall, they felt that the gift had many meanings. 

They wished Abbot's daughters to live their school days in an atmos- 
phere of culture and beauty. 

They also wished their gift to be a symbol of what others might do for 
Abbot and they strengthened that trust with hope and love and faith. 

They frequently expressed the wish that the teaching staff could receive 
gifts of endowment; likewise the scholarship fund, so all who are worthy 
applicants for Abbot training could be accepted at the school. 

And they evidenced these desires as best they could when they gave the 
residue of their estate as an addition to the Endowment of the "Principalship 
Fund". 



News from Abbot Clubs 

Boston 

A well-attended and educational meeting was held October 24 at the 
Boston Museum of Science. The group observed a demonstration of the 
production of lightning, and learned about "Porky". Cider and doughnuts 
were served following the business meeting. 

Saturday, February 9, at 1:30 p.m., a meeting was held at the Junior 
League House, Zero Marlborough Street. A coffee hour was followed by an 
illustrated lecture, "The History of Valentines", by William Janse. 

The Spring Luncheon of the Alumnae Association and Annual Meeting 
of the Boston Abbot Club will take place Saturday, April 5, at the Junior 
League House, Zero Marlborough Street, Boston, Mass. The speaker will be 
Mr. Patrick Morgan of Phillips Academy, Andover. 

Connecticut 

The annual meeting will be held in New London, April 25. Following 
luncheon Miss Hearsey and Miss Sullivan will speak about Abbot activities. 

New York 

A luncheon meeting for all alumnae in the New York area is planned 
for Saturday, March 22. Any out-of-towners in New York on that date are 
invited, and are asked to call Margaret Van Voorhis, 304 Lexington Avenue. 

Old Colony 

The annual meeting was held October 27. Luncheon was served at 
Snow Lodge, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and the business meeting was held 
at the home of Ruth Murray Moore. Miss Hearsey and Miss Sullivan brought 
news from Abbot. There was an interesting display of hobbies by members. 



The Curriculum 

From The Independent School Bulletin, April, 1951 

Recently considerable discussion has been given to "correlation of 
subjects" in a school curriculum and to the need of effecting a greater 
integration of courses through a better understanding of how one supple- 
ments, or is related to, another. In the light of all this, it is interesting to 
notice how a group of students at Abbot Academy, in Andover, Mass., have 
worked toward this aim in their own small and informal way. With guidance 
from faculty, but largely through individual pursuit, a group of students 
completed a set of "projects" for an outside geometry class assignment in 
which each girl tried to show how geometry is a functional science, existing 
all about her, and not merely tucked away in a textbook in the forms of 
theorems and hypotheses. 

In this attempt to prove that geometry is connected with life, a correla- 
tion of work in mathematics with other subjects resulted. One of the most 
interesting projects was titled "Inside Story." It was a discussion of geo- 
metrical shapes in the anatomy of the human body. First were represented 
several minutely-detailed colored illustrations of parts of the anatomy which 
tend to have the most pronounced geometric shapes. This was followed by a 
discussion of function, color, and position of each in the human body. These 
colored illustrations were then transformed into geometric constructions 
emphasizing only the most basic lines of each diagram. Immediately the 
cerebellum was changed into large tangent circles representing the main 
lobes of the brain, with series of circles and triangles; the hand could easily 
have been a diagram found in any geometry book; the thick membrane in the 
center of the hand formed the triangle, the tips of the fingers were changed 
into small arcs, parallel lines replaced the muscles along the wrist, non- 
parallel lines, the thumb and the fingers, while the lower muscle took the 
shape of a parallelogram. Similarly, acute and obtuse angles were seen in the 
shape of the head and face; an ellipse represented each of the small valve 
openings of the heart; parallelograms appeared in the extreme sides of the 
pelvic structure while the pelvis, itself, resembled a seven-sided polygon; 




Projects of 
Miss Hancock's 
Classes 



Detail from 

''Churches 

of the World" 



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two non-concentric circles were visible in the main part of the capsular 
ligament of the shoulder joint; facial expressions of joy, grief, and eagerness 
shaped into angles and circles, to mention only a few of the many geometrical 
constructions represented. It was also peculiarly interesting to notice how the 
bare outlines of the constructions lent a flavor of modern art to the project. 
It became apparent, then, how in this one exposition, art, mathematics, and 
anatomy became one. 

Similarly, in another piece of work, titled "Religious Ornament," 
geometry played a very important part in the Roman Catholic ornamenta- 
tion of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. As seen in this particu- 
lar project, the chalice could be reduced, geometrically, to perpendicular 
bisectors and arcs and circles; the mitre was bared to right triangles and arcs; 
the top of the pall when covering the chalice molded into a parallelogram, 
and prominent were the parallel lines of the candle holders, the concentric 
circles of the monstrance, and the varied patterns of the stained glass win- 
dows. 

To stimulate keener observation, students were encouraged to discuss 
in their projects subjects which were characteristic of their own communities. 
A Pennsylvania student, for example, chose "The Geometry of Hexes"; a 
Kentucky student chose "Homespun Geometry," in which she showed some 
of the charming patterns woven into lovely articles made at Berea College. 
Another girl compared the architecture of Charles Bulfinch with that of 
Thomas Jefferson, and another found the old houses of Chestnut Street in 
Salem, Mass., much more fascinating after her project on "Salem Doorways." 

In other papers geometry found expression of beauty in the all-enfolding 
curve of the sunset, the upward vertical of the skyscraper, the quiet horizontal 
of a cabin, the forceful pull of the diagonal, or the unending serenity of the 
parallel, thereby heightening the beauty in geometry and the geometry in 
beauty. 

Geometry, like any subject, unmistakably takes on added meaning and 
broadens the appreciation and understanding of other courses when it lends 
itself to another, thereby achieving a kind of unity or oneness. 



1952 ALUMNAE REGISTER 

Believe it or not, we are nearing the end! 



Whole baskets of orchids to you, Abbot alumnae, for your grand response 
to the October questionnaire, and a thousand thanks for the many 
friendly, appreciative words that accompanied them, which warmed the 
Editor's heart, braced as it was for a flood of protests. Actually we got only 
two of the pleasantly caustic type like "Who made out these questions any- 
way?. . .Too snobbish for me to answer." Contrariwise Mary Elvira Wilder 
of the class of 1878 who is in her late nineties and had just returned from 
seventeen weeks in the hospital after a bad fall, filled out her blank with 
painstaking care. Over and over again people who had delayed only a few 
days apologized for their lateness. Cheering little notes appeared at the end 
of many blanks such as "Count on me for any help or information" or, 
added after a cross that meant the sender was not ordering a copy, "This does 
not mean I am not loyal to Abbot and interested in its progress." "Covers 
everything but my blood pressure," says another alumna. Our biggest gripe 
is the people who suddenly change the spelling of their first names or even 
their husbands' middle names from the ones last reported. 

We must commend you for your patience with the detailed nature of the 
questions. Only those who have done this kind of work could understand how 
many clues your careful answers provide for the day when you may be on our 
lost list. We have tracked down many an alumna — who expressed real joy 
and gratitude to find she was again receiving the Bulletin — through her 
father's, her husband's, or even her son's college as well as her own, and 
many a town clerk in the place of an alumna's birth has helped us to establish 
the date or even the fact of death in the case of earlier alumnae long lost. 

There seems to have been some misunderstanding about the matter of 
deferred diplomas, some people having thought that they were automatically 
conferred upon the successful completion of a year at college. The fact is, of 
course, that application must be made in such a case. We are afraid that our 
lists of such diplomas may not be complete, and we shall be tremendously 
grateful if anyone who actually received a deferred diploma and has not so 
indicated on her questionnaire will let us know without delay. Otherwise 
she may find herself listed in the new Register as a non-graduate rather than a 
graduate. This is important. Act now. 

You will have received before this, we hope, our "last call", with a card 
enclosed to be used for confirmation of your address and married name and 
how you want to be listed geographically, as well as for paid orders of the 
Register. If you return this card immediately — and we mean immediately — it 
may still reach us in time. The pre-publication price of $1.00 (purely a 
nominal charge) will hold until March 1; after that the price will be $1.50. 
Hurry, Hurry, HURRY! 

Gratefully yours, 
Miriam F. Carpenter, Editor Alumnae Register 



STRAYED FROM THE FOLD 

Anyone having any information or clues as to the whereabouts of the follow- 
ing alumnae will confer a great favor upon us if she will send us a card about 
it at once. We are now using "aff" with class numerals to designate the 
class affiliations of non-graduates. 

Adams, Ann (Mrs. Jack D. Wallace) aff 1930 

Argall, Nancy (Mrs. Charles Hitchcock) aff 1894 

Barrett, Ann Ellen aff 1946 

Fleming, Ruth H. (Mrs. Robert H. Hobert) aff 1929 

Hardy, Ann R. aff 1946 

Higgins, Cleopatra A. (Mrs. Amos T. Leavitt, Jr.) aff 1929 

Merrill, Minnie B. aff 1885 

Nicholls, Virginia (Mrs. Fred De Anguera) aff 1932 

Noonan, Marguerite Patricia 1935 

Rogers, Ruth G. (Mrs. F. Thurlow Lacy) aff 1910 

Scott, Sarah E. (Mrs. William N. Beard) aff 1934 

Slack, Beatrice H. (Mrs. Thomas Farrar) aff 1903 

Strater, Martha aff 1943 



Mother 



Oh Mother, where ever thou wilt be, 
I will shout, I will call, just to tell 
What happens, what occurs, just to me. 

Thy warm breast which is now not near, 
It is sweet, it is smooth, it is strong, 
It protects. I will have no more fear. 

Oh Mother, where ever I will be, 

Wilt thou shout, wilt thou call, just to tell 

What happens, what occurs, just to thee? 

Chaloemkwan Krishnamra '52 
Bangkok, Siam 



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Alumnae Association 



Dear Alumnae: 

We wish you all could have returned to a homecoming day at Abbot in 
November when some of the recent graduates, alumnae daughters, grand- 
daughters, and friends challenged a school team in volley ball. The original 
plans had included a vigorous hockey game in the chilly autumn air, but the 
excessive rains had inundated the hockey field making it more suitable for a 
swimming meet. The versatile contestants discarded their shin guards and 
sticks for an indoor net and volley ball under the supervision of Miss Judd, the 
athletic director. Although the alumnae team won this match, the afternoon 
of sportsmanship and enthusiasm was enjoyed by the rooters of both teams. 

After the game the players, alumnae, families, and friends were guests 
of Miss Hearsey and the school for cocoa and cakes in the Tiffin Room. For 
anyone who has not been able to return recently this is the old dining room 
which is used regularly for mid-morning snacks. It is a most refreshing custom 
which the alumnae council discovered last March. 

It was such a delightful afternoon that we hope it will be the beginning 
of a tradition when alumnae, husbands, families, and friends can enjoy the 
informal atmosphere of an autumn athletic event and social reunion. Perhaps 
you have a daughter or a friend who would like to attend Abbot, but since 
the name is more legendary than realistic she may have hesitated to visit the 
school. Autumn reunion day would provide an opportunity for this visit. It 
would be a great help if anyone interested in attending a similar occasion 
would notify the Alumnae Office in writing in order that a special mailing 
list could be prepared. 

For those who cannot return to Andover, opportunities for renewing 
old ties are provided at the various Abbot Clubs throughout the country. In 
the vicinity of Boston, the alumnae should set aside Saturday, April 5th, for 
the Annual Spring Luncheon of the combined Boston Abbot Club and 
Alumnae Association. Mr. Patrick Morgan of the Phillips Academy faculty 
will be the speaker. He will bring a better appreciation of the modern trends 
in art as he interprets some of its symbolism. Both Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are 
well-known artists, and Mrs. Maud Morgan is now teaching art at Abbot. 
The meeting will be held at the Junior League House, Boston. 

This is the time to begin thinking of returning in June to the Annual 
Meeting. Reunion chairmen will be corresponding to round up their class- 
mates. It is an important year as it includes the election of a new slate of 
officers. We hope to see you at one of the meetings, or strolling down the 
maple walk or around the peaceful circle. If it is not possible for you to 
return in person, a postmark from some far away spot will remind the rest 
of us that you too remember Abbot. 

Very sincerely, 

Polly Francis Loesch '29 
President of the Abbot Alumnae Association 1948-52 



Abbot Second Century 
Alumnae Fund 

February i, 1952 

Total, $4392.50 

This is $76 more than last year's final fund total 

461 Contributors 

61 more than last year 

120 new contributors 

but only 

14% of the alumnae contributed to the Fund 



This year's fund does not close until March 31, 1952. Additional con- 
tributions received up to that date will be printed in the May Bulletin. 



Leading Contributions 
by Class 

1 90 1 — $447 
1926 — $340 
1923 — $209 
1886— $200 
1 948 — $ 1 6 1 



Highest Per Cent 
of Contributors 



1 89 1 uy/ 

I9 11 — 59% 
1901—58% 

J 9 10 — 55% 
i893—54% 



Alumnae Fund Committee 

Mary Howard Nutting '40, Chairman 

Helen Allen Henry '32 

Eunice Huntsman '25 

Marjorie Mac Mullen Freytag '39 

Nadene Nichols Lane '40 



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List of Contributors 

April i, ig$i — February i, ig$2 
"Regular contributor — 1947 thru 1951 



1877 

* Florence W. Swan 

1886 
*Mary Gorton Darling 

* Frances Swazey Parker 

1887 
Ida Jones Barter 
♦Harriet H. Thwing 

1889 
Dora Mason McLaughlin 

* Flora Mason 
Alice Newton Jucld 
Annis Spencer Gilbert 

1 891 

*Annie Bull Hardenburgh 
Caroline Goodell 
Henrietta Hanford Boyd 
Alice Hinckley Black 
♦Katharine Winegarner Spencer 

1892 
♦Josephine Rounsevel Coffin 

1893 
Caddie Abbott Smith 
Amy Childs Rose 
Ann Ingalls 
Edith Magee 
Elizabeth Nichols Bean 
Belle Pearson Brooks 
Mary A. Thompson 

1894 
Winifred Barber Millard 
■[♦Mabel Bosher Scudder 
Aida Dunn Furst 
Myra Hayes 
Katherine Lahm Parker 
Belle Puffer Gates 
*Betsey Whitaker Gooch 

1895 
Bessie Adams Tryon 
Marjory Clark Barker 
Charlotte K. Drury 
♦Helen Muzzey 

1896 
Mary Bradley Leslie 
-(■Contributed prior to death 



♦Isabel Chapin Gould 
Grace Pearson Preston 
Jessie Ross Gibby 
May Toung Duffy 

1897 
♦Gertrude Ware Bunce 

1898 
Anne Coe Curry 
Ann Gilchrist Strong 
♦Charlotte Hardy 
Lucy Hartwell Peck 
Eleanor Holt Zecchini 
Harriet Lord 
Mabelle Norris Oakley 
Florence Mabel Pease 
Ethel Perley Tyler 
Amy Stork Kydd 

1899 
Ruth Childs Young 
Helen Dana Porter 
Ethel Gibbs Marr 
Lucy Hegeman Hubbell 
Lillian Mooers Smith 
♦Leila S. Virgin 
Harriet Wanning Frick 
Mary Young Cox 

1900 
Winona Algie 
Alice Boutwell Pease 
Mary T. Carleton 
Grace Chapman Spear 
Mildred Guild Marshall 
Carrie Harmon Shaw 
Ethel Hazen Lillard 
Elizabeth Jencks Clough 
Edith Johnston Bliss 
♦Mary Morgan Norwood 
♦Lottie Redford 
Eleanor Thomson Castle 
Winifred Todd Mills 
Mabel Tubman Taylor 
Alice Wood Hodgdon 

1901 
Elizabeth Bacon Greene 
Reba Baxter Dirlam 
♦Frieda Billings Cushman 
♦Ethel Brooks Scott 



Evelyn Carter Giles 
Katharine Clark Canfield 
Leila Fraser Gilbert 
Helen Hale 
Delight Hall Gage 
Isabel Herrick Klous 
Grace Holden 
Charlotte Holt Burtt 
Faith Leonard Holden 
♦Josephine Pope 

1902 
♦Mildred Chase Drake 
Nancy Holland Hubbard 
Belle Johnston Rumford 
Katherine L. King 
♦Mildred Mooers Poore 
Honora Spalding 

1903 
♦Aletta Hegeman 
Helen Packard McBride 

1904 
♦Elizabeth Schneider 
Mary Byers Smith 
Julia Wallace Gage 

1905 
Alice Barbour Merrill 
Frances Cutler Knickerbocker 

1906 
Ruth Adams Downer 
Elizabeth Deeble 
Helen Ellis Rice 
♦Mary Jordan Goodrich 
♦Evaline Korn 
Constance Parker Chipman 
*Rena Porter Hastings 
Maud Sprague 

1907 
Mabel Allen Buxton 
Marjorie Bond Crowley 
Gladys Dudley Stephan 
Margaret Hall Walker 
Laura Howell 
Clara Hukill Leeds 
Margaret Hutt Campbell 
Jean McEwen Brown 
Maria Pillsbury Campbell 



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♦Anna Richards Folsom 
Elizabeth Watts 
Alice U ebster Brush 

1908 
Helen Buss Tovvle 
Gertrude Caunt Barnes 
Thirza Gay Hunt 
Edith Gutterson 
♦Mary Howell 
Winifred Ogden Lindley 
♦Esther Parker Lovett 
Esther Stickney Alley 
Dorothy Taylor 
Marian Towle Sturgis 
Ruth Van Vliet Fawcett 

I9°9 
Mary Bourne Boutell 
Agnes Bertha Ewart 
Edith Gardner Tobey 
Louise Norpell Meek 
Mary S. Sweeney 
Helen Weber Mitchell 
Frances Wright Kimball 

1910 
Margaret Gooch Barney 
Clarissa Hall Hammond 
Laura Jackson Austin 
Lillie Johnson Smith 
Ruth Murray Moore 
Ruth Newcomb 
Ethel Reigeluth Darby 
Dorothy Renwick Gosling 
♦Emily Silsby Morgan 
Lydia Skolfield Parsons 
Louise Tuttle Abbott 
Mira B. Wilson 

1911 
♦Dorothy Bigelow Arms 
Persis Bodwell Millspaugh 
Anna Boynton Hemenway 
Marion Brown 
Margaret Copeland 
Marjorie Fitch Waite 
Olivia C. Flynt 
Mary Hall Lewis 
Dora Heys Pym 
Borghild Hqff Lefman 
Miriam Howard Bushnell 
Rebecca Newton Weedon 
Katherine Ordway Parker 
♦Frances Pray 
♦Henrietta Wiest Zaner 
Jessie Wighiman Jones 



1912 
Ruth Draper Hyde 
Hazel Goodrich Waugh 
Frances Lincoln Paige 
Barbara Moore Pease 
Marion Willis Davidson 

1913 

Marian Bayley Buchanan 
Helen Bowman Janney 
♦Cornelia Crittenden 
Helen Danforth Prudden 
♦Gladys Estabrook Blanchard 
Helen Hersey Heffernan 
Dorothy Perkins Estabrook 
Doris E. Sawyer 
♦Margaret Wilkins 

I9H 
♦Harriet Bowman Meeker 
Elsie Gleason Sloan 
Hildegarde Gutterson Smith 
Helen Hamblet Dyer 
Mary Hildreth 
Mildred Home 
Katharine Selden McDuffie 
Alice Sweeney 
Elsie Whipple Revill 

Marion Brooks 
Aurelia Hillman Sanders 
♦Mattie Larrabee Whittemore 
Catherine Leach 
Elizabeth Leach 
Inga Little Bouve 
Jessie Nye Blodgett 
Marion Winklebleck Hess 

1916 
Vera Allen 
Myrtle Dean Lewis 
Charlotte Eaton 
Dorothy Higgins Rand 
Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple 
Esther Kilton 
Louise King Childs 
Grace Merrill Emery 
♦Dorothy Niles 
Katharine Odell Randall 
Eugenia Parker 
Dorothy Pillsbury Bartlett 
Helene Sands Brown 
Elsa Wade Holbrook 

I9!7 
Miriam Bacon Chellis 
♦Frances Cartland 



Kathryn Cooper Richards 
Harriet Murdock Andersson 
Cornelia Newcomb Lattin 
Cornelia Sargent Battershill 

1918 

Irene Atwood 
♦Louise Bacon Fuller 
Marian Hubbard Craig 
Marion R. McPherson 

1919 
Mildred Frost Eaton 
Jane Holt Atkinson 
♦Grace Kepner Noble 
Nadine Scovill Young 
Frances Thompson Heely 

1920 
Margaret Ackroyd Hunt 
Hope Allen Brown 
Dorothea Flagg Smith 
Lillian Grumman 
Elizabeth Hartel Coogan 
♦Elizabeth Hawkes Miller 
Katherine Kinney Hecox 
Paula Miller Patrick 
Muriel Moxley Hubbard 
Helen Polk Barker 
♦Louise Robinson 
Elizabeth Stewart Pieters 
Helen Thiel Gravengaard 
♦Charlotte Vose Clark 
♦Bertha Worman Smith 
Margaret Worman Thompson 

1921 
Frances Gasser Stover 
Edith Page Bennett 
Dorothy Simmons Slack 
Eleanor C. Voorhees 

1922 
Jane Baldwin 

Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson 
Beatrice Goff 
Lois Kirkham Hart 
Alice Von Schmus Smith 
Susana Welborn Osborn 
Anne C. Whinery 

1923 
Nathalie Bartlett Farnsworth 
Martha Buttrick Rogers 
Dorothy Converse 
Elizabeth Flagg Dow 
Ruth Holmes Durant 
Helga Lundin Buttrick 
Catharine Miller McCurdey 



J 5 



Dolores Osborne Hall 
Natalie Page Neville 
*Annetta Richards Bryant 
Mary Swartwood Sinclaire 
Eleanor Warren 
Esther Wood Peirce 

1924 
Polly Bullard Holden 
Frances Williams MacCorkle 

!925 
Dorothy Beeley Marsh 
Elaine Boutwell von Weber 
Elizabeth Burtnett Horle 

* Eunice Huntsman 
Elizabeth Righter Farrar 
Doris von Culin Breyer 

1926 

* Barbara Bloomfield Wood 
Anstiss Bowser Wagner 
*Katherine Clay Sawyer 
Ruth Farrington 

* Frances Flagg Sanborn 
Gracie Griffin Westman 
Edith Ireland Wood 
Edda Renouf Gould 
Geraldine Rickard 
Carlotta Sloper 

1927 
Helen Connolly McGuire 
Margaret Creelman Nelson 
Pauline Hutneston Carter 
Nancy Kimball Fowle 
Margaret Nay Gramkow 
Ruth Perry 
Elizabeth Small 

1928 
Virginia Gay d'Elseaux 

* Beatrice Lane Mercer 
Margaret Nivison Chase 
Susan Ripley Ward 

1929 
Louise Anthony Castor 
Katherine Blunt Polsby 
Catherine Bowden Barnes 

* Polly Francis Loesch 
M. Jeanette Hubbard 
Joyce Jarman McNamara 
Roberta Kendall Kennedy 
Estelle Levering Chestnut 
Vivian Southworth Gerstell 

I930 
Ruth Baker Johnson 
Donna Brace Kroeck 

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Rosamond Castle Olivetti 
*Kathie Fellows Ingraham 
Katharine Foster Rainbolt 
Florence Gardner Balius 
Grace Hadley MacMillan 
Alma Hill 
Barbara Lord Mathias 

!93! 

Metta Bettels Smith 
Emily Bullock 

* Nancy Carr Holmes 
Faith Chipman Parker 
Barbara Graham Holland 
Katherine Howell Whittum 
Marcia Rudd Keil 

Jane Sullivan 

'932 
Helen Allen Henry 
Harriet Bolton Allen 
Katharine Brigham 
Virginia Brown Woods 
Cynthia James Tharaud 
Virginia Lawton Wolfe 
Elizabeth Palmer Mercer 
Eunice Randall 
Ruth Tyler Smith 

1933 
Margaret Chase Johnson 
Ann Cole Gannett 
Marcia Gaylord Norman 
Carolyn Guptill Hansen 
Frances McGarry Ogg 
Helen Rice Wiles 
Betty Weaver Van Wart 

1934 
Cassandra Kinsman Dexter 

* Carolyn Muzzy 
Sally O'Reilly Loria 
Ruth Stott Peters 

1935 
Susan Hildreth Goodwin 
Geraldine Johnson 
Elizabeth Kennedy Woodward 
Elizabeth Morgan Foster 
Elizabeth Murphy Garrison 
Lucia Nunez Mason 
Shirley Smith King 
Eliese Strahl Cutler 

1936 
Mary Dooley Bragg 
Marion Mooney Starr 

* Barbara Reinhart Livingston 
Elinor Robinson Goodwin 



Barbara Souther Cooke 
Pauline Spear Chapin 
Mary Swan 
Mary Trafton Simonds 

'937 
Thelma Cutter Leuenberger 
Jeannette Partridge Harrison 
Barbara Randolph Bowman 
Martha Ransom Tucker 
Ruth Rose Stothoff 
Jean Todd Wilkinson 

1938 
Rosa Fletcher Crocker 
Barbara Tudbury Allen 

1939 
Lucia Buchanan Livingston 
Virginia Halstead Lightfoot 
Mary Koch Danos 
Barbara Leland Pearson 
Marjorie MacMullen Freytag 
Polly Pancoast Tunkey 
Lloyd Pierce Smith 

1940 
Joan Carlson Hutchison 
*Mollie Chase Foster 
Elaine Dalrymple Borowski 
Margit Hintz Lorenze 
Mary Howard Nutting 
Marietta Meyer Ekberg 
Mary Spaulding Powell 
Elizabeth Travis Sollenberger 
Gertrude Wind Scheft 

J94 1 
Joan Belden McDonough 
Suzanne Long 
Margery Martin Martin 
*Julie Nelson Williams 
Frances Troub 

1942 
*Jane Bishop 

Ethel Ann Bolton Henderson 
Elizabeth Fowler Warwick 
Beatrice Hardy Verdery 
Barbara Hill Kennedy 
* Marilyn Menschik Westaway 
Ruth Snider Bernstein 
Margaret Stuart Beale 

1943 
Helen Barss Schneider 
Mary Beckman Huidekoper 
Jean Hansen Ashbaugh 
Margaret Howard Long 
Anne Pearson 






Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 
Bettye Rutherford McCouch 
♦Joyce Yoffa Rudolph 

'944 

Elizabeth Bertucio Martuscello 
Nancy Emerson Viele 
Elizabeth Frank Abeles 
Louise Honnen Tutt 
*Ruth Kirstein Turkanis 
Elizabeth Reid 
Marion Stevens Harris 
Shirley Woodams Hoesterey 

*945 
Barbara Beecher 
Esther Bufferd 
* Cynthia Smith 
Mary Taylor 
Edith Walker Upham 

1946 
Sally Allen Waugh 
Ellen Brumback 
Katharine Johnson Robbins 
Mary Thomas 



*Nancy Thomas Whitcomb 

1947 
Nancy Brumback 
Hester Dignan 
♦Virginia Eason 
Joan Karelitz 
♦Martha Morse Abbot 
Jean Ritchey Bora 
Susanne Robbins 
Maud Savage 
Darlene Sharp 



Martha Ball Geiken 
Anne Bergh 
Katherine Bigelow 
Alicia Cooper Wright 
Elizabeth Dignan 
Ellen Dignan 
Rosemary Jones 
Mary Marton 
Elizabeth Ogden 
Charlotte Stone 
♦Barbara Sugar 



♦Helen Tasche 
Eleanor Wallis 

1949 
Esther K. Peirce 

I950 

Elspeth Caldwell 
Marion Dignan 
Cynthia Faigle 
Joyce Griffin Kurz 
Corallie Huberth 
Sarah Stevens 
Gloria Yoffa 

Past Faculty 
♦Florence Butterfield 
Gertrud Rath 

Trustees 
George E. Abbot 
♦Burton S. Flagg 

Memorial Gifts 
Mrs. C. C. Hilton (In memory 
of her mother, Elizabeth Doug- 
lass Candee, 1901) 




Old or new? It's always fun ! 



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1878 

Abbie Jane Meech (Mrs. William K. 
Sheldon) died in 1948. 

1880 

May E. Manley died October 1 1, 1941. 

1881 

Helen M. Kimball (Mrs. Edmund 
Wilson) died February 3, 1951, in Red 
Bank, N.J. 

1882 

Juliet Blanchard (Mrs. Benjamin G. 
Eaton) died July 16, 1950, at the home 
of her daughter, Eleanor, in Fruitland 
Park, Florida. 

Harriet Ives (Mrs. James P. Piatt) 
died July 19, 1951, in Meriden, Conn. 

1884 

Mary Wroe Curtis died suddenly Oc- 
tober 24, 1 95 1, in Ogdensburg, N. Y. 
She is survived by two sisters, Phebe 
Curtis Vilas, Abbot '86 ,and Eliza Curtis, 
Abbot '98. 

Eliza Alvord Newton (Mrs.. George H. 
Frary) died October 11, 1951, in Farm- 
ington, Maine. 

1886 

Mary Bridgman (Mrs. William S. 
Stedman) died May 3, 1 951, in Holyoke, 
Mass. 

1887 

Gertrude L. Webster died suddenly 
November 16, 1951, in Waltham, Mass. 

1894 

Mabel Bosher (Mrs. Doremus Scudder) 
died in an automobile accident in Clare- 
mont, Calif., December 10, 1951, on the 
eve of flying to Hawaii for the winter. 
She was the mother of Katharine Scudder 
Fraser '35. 

The life story of such a vivid person- 
ality cannot be put in a nutshell. At Ab- 
bot for ten years after graduation, Mabel 
Bosher was characteristically indispensa- 
ble. She was librarian (aiding Kathleen 
Jones '89 in the reorganization of the 
library to a modern system), also regis- 
trar, bursar, secretary to the principal 
and what not, besides being prominent 



in the social life of Andover. Always act- 
ive in alumnae affairs, she served as head 
of important committees, class secretary, 
and for ten years class fund agent. 

Professionally she had held various 
positions, including that of principal, for 
eight years, of a girls' mission school in 
Honolulu, where she met Dr. Scudder, 
who was pastor of a church there, a form- 
er medical missionary in Japan, and later 
a leading authority on Oriental matters. 
After her marriage, she continued to 
attract and enjoy responsibilities wher- 
ever she was, in Honolulu, Tokyo, Boston, 
and for the last thirty years in the college 
town of Claremont, where she cared for 
her husband through a long illness before 
his death in 1942. "Necessary every- 
where" described her life there, a leader 
full of zest in church, community and 
social activities. J. B. C. 

Annie Strout (Mrs. Fred E. Dennen) 
died October 11, 1951, in Orlando, 
Florida. 

1895 

Genevieve Allen (Mrs. Abram J. 
Bachner) died in July, 1944, in Glovers- 
ville, N. Y. 

1897 

Lillian Everett Story (Mrs. David F. 
Choate) died September 8, 1951, in 
Winchester, Mass. 

1909 

Helen Mills (Mrs. Charles E. Farns- 
worth) died December 23, 195 1 , in 
Winchester, Mass. 

1911 

Doris Brown Palmer (Mrs. Paul P. 
Ayer) died July 1, 1947. 

1918 

Margaret R. Langenbacher (Mrs. 
Clayton S. Shoemaker) died October 
23, I95I- 

1919 

Frances Moses (Mrs. Lyman Cheever) 
died January 20, 1952, in Concord, 
Massachusetts. She is survived by her 
husband. 



1925 

Barbara Donnell died suddenly at the 
Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Oc- 
tober 6, 1 95 1. At the time of her death 
she was a buyer of sportswear for Allied 
Stores, New York City. Along with her 
business career, she continued her inter- 
est in education. She was working for 
her master's degree at New York Univer- 
sity. She is survived by her mother and 
sister. 

1928 

Katherine Willauer (Mrs. Edward M. 



Douglas) died January 19, 1952, at her 
home, 1 20 East End Avenue, New York, 
N. Y. She was a director of the Cerebral 
Palsy Society of New York. Besides her 
husband, she is survived by two daugh- 
ters, Kate W. and Elizabeth M., and a 
son, Malcolm Edward. 

1936 

Barbara Nevins (Mrs. Robert E. Dean) 
died November 14, 1951, in Brockton, 
Mass. She is survived by her husband and 
one son. 



Class News 



We are now using "aff." with the class numerals to designate the class affil- 
iations of non-graduates. 



1874 

Kate L. Tilden celebrated her ninety- 
seventh birthday on January 31, 1952. 

1879 

Our sympathy is extended to Abbie Rice 
Snowden whose husband died June 10, 1951. 

1886 

The class extends its deep sympathy to 
Phebe Curtis Vilas whose sister, Mary Wroe, 
died in October, 1951, and to Jennie Lan- 
phear Buck whose son, Robert, died January 
16, 1952. 

We report with regret the death of James 
S. Darling, only son of Mary Gorton Darling. 
Mr. Darling died December 25, 1951, of a 
heart attack. He had been in poor health for 
about a year. The class extends its sincere 
sympathy to Mrs. Darling in this tragic loss. 

1887 
Plan to return for the sixty-fifth 
reunion. 

1891 

The class extends sincere sympathy to 
Grace Conant Page whose husband, Rev. 
Frederick Harlan Page, died November 15, 
1 95 1 , in Waltham. Dr. Page was a prominent 
leader in church affairs. 

1892 
Plan to come back for our sixtieth 
reunion. 



1895 

The class extends its sympathy to Eliza- 
beth Tomlinson Matthews whose husband 
died November 7, 1 95 1 , in Andover, Mass. 

1896 

The class was sorry to learn of the death 
of Abigail Rockwell Young's husband, Conrad 
Young, November 16, 1951. Mr. Young died 
suddenly just before their departure for 
Florida. 

1897 
Plan to come to Andover for our 
fifty-fifth reunion. 

1898 

Eleanor MacDonald Noonan writes, "My 
daughter, Mary Noonan Bryant, has sold 
her home in Tucson, and is going to Tokyo 
where her husband is with the Army En- 
gineers Corps." 

We learned with regret of the death of 
Edith Tyer McFayden's husband on Novem- 
ber 20, 1 95 1, in St. Louis, Missouri. The 
class extends deep sympathy. 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Marion Woodward Perry whose husband, 
Philip E. Perry, died October 1, 1951. 

1901 

The class extends its sympathy to Leila 
Fraser Gilbert whose husband died October 
10, 1951. 



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1902 
Fiftieth Reunion 

It is time to be getting ready for our 50th 
reunion next June. Let's all try to be in 
Andover, at least part of the time. It will be 
a wonderful chance to renew acquaintances 
and catch up on the family news. 

Mildred Mooers Poore, 

Reunion Chairman 

1907 
Plan to return for our forty-fifth 
reunion. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. R. Warner 
Brush (Alice Webster), 1108 Adams Street, 
Dorchester 24, Massachusetts. 

Olive Gordon Sherwood aff. writes in con- 
nection with her questionnaire, "This is not 
much of a record for all these years, but I 
have a wonderful family to show for them. 
Elizabeth has only one child who was mar- 
ried last July. Gordon is a captain in the 
Army, and is about to go to Germany. His 
six-months-old son is our first grandson. 
Charles is a doctor specializing in x-ray at 
Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, 
N. Y. His wife is a physician, and they have 
two little girls." 

1909 

Edith Gardner Tobey writes, - '*My first 
grandchild, Louise Alice Merriam, arrived 
August 13, 1 95 1, in Rockland, Maine. She 
is now on the Clark University campus, 
where her father, my son George, is working 
toward his doctorate in History. 

Oena Whyte Hall called on us in Maine 
on her way to Canada. We had not met 
since leaving Abbot." 

The class extends its sympathy to Edith 
Gardner Tobey and Elizabeth Ordway. 
Edith's mother died July 28, 1951, and 
Elizabeth's mother died December 23, 1951 . 

Frances Wright Kimball writes, "This fall 
I took my oldest grandchild, Roberta Lider, 
aged 12, to Europe with me. We visited Nor- 
way, Sweden, and Denmark. We drove 
through rural England, France, Switzerland, 
and Italy. The child grew mentally and 
physically, and added great zest to the trip. 
To date I have five grandchildren." 

1911 

The class extends its sympathy to Kath- 
arine Ordway Parker whose mother died 
December 23, 1 95 1 , in Claremont, Cali- 
fornia. 



1912 
Plan to come hack for our fortieth 
reunion. 

1914 

Rosamond Gens Lehnert writes, "My hus- 
band, after twenty-five years as choral direc- 
tor of many churches and societies, decided 
to retire. In 1950 we left our country estate 
in Lincoln, Mass. We spend our winters in 
St. Petersburg, Florida, and our summers in 
the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. I 
am planning a trip to California and The 
Northwest in July." 

1915 

The class extends its sympathy to Harriet 
Shaw Rader aff. whose husband died Sep- 
tember 20, 1 95 1. 

1917 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Greetings to the girls of 191 7. It is not too 
early to plan for our 35th reunion which 
comes the last week-end in May, so pack 
your bag and plan to meet us all at Abbot 
for a grand get-together! 

Miriam Bacon Cheli is, 

Reunion Chairman 

Miriam Bacon Chellis reports that her son, 
Manning Seth, was married to Charlotte 
Elizabeth Russell of Carlisle, Massachusetts, 
November 3, 1951. 

1918 

We learned with regret of the death of 
Mary Baxter Wright's husband, July 22, 
1 95 1. The class extends its sincere sympathy. 

Margaret B. Speer is president of The 
Headmistresses Association of the East. 

Married: Esther Milliken Hopkins aff. to 
Joseph Fraties, May 14, 195 1 . 

1919 

The class extends its sympathy to Wini- 
fred he Boutillier Tyer whose father died Oc- 
tober 11, 1 95 1. Mr. Addison B. LeBoutillier, 
architect and designer, is remembered as a 
notable contributor to the Centennial Loy- 
alty Fund, for he made etchings of Abbot 
Hall and the Merrill Gateway and gave 
half the proceeds of the sale to the Fund. 

1920 

Marjorie Miles Jackson reports that her 
daughter, Barbara, was married to Hans M. 
Schmidt, Jr., December 28, 1951. 

Paula Miller Patrick's oldest son graduated 
from Yale last June. 



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1922 

We are looking for — YOU — member of 
the Class of '22 to be back at Abbot on May 
31st for our 30th Reunion. We, your reunion 
chairmen, are having OPEN HOUSE in 
honor of our Senior Alumnae Trustee, Jane 
Baldwin, at Helen's home in Andover from 
. 5 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. This will be followed 
by the Reunion Dinner and Class Meeting 
at Sally Bodwell's Fieldstones. 

Helen Knight Wilkinson 
Kay Weeks Plaisted 
Reunion Chairmen 
Olive Howard Vance reports the birth of 
her first granddaughter, Rosalyn Vance, on 
May 18, 1 95 1. Her third grandson, Brian, 
was born October 8, 1951, to her eldest 
daughter, Carolyn. Her daughter, Christine, 
is studying at The New England Baptist 
Hospital School of Nursing. 

1923 

Libby Flagg Dow's daughter, Pixie, spent 
the summer in France with the Experiment in 
International Living. Libby's husband is on 
the advisory committee of The Guggenheim 
Foundation and a Professor of History and 
Classics at Harvard. He has recently pub- 
lished his 67th article. Libby types all his 
articles, serves on committees involving 
children, is on the Board of the Interna- 
tional Student Center in Cambridge, helps 
the League of Women Voters, and works in 
the Mount Auburn Hospital! 

The class extends its sympathy to Mary 
Elizabeth Rudd whose mother died October 
17, 1 95 1, after a long illness. 

1924 

Word has come from Taye Hirooka Kanda 
that her husband is working for the degree 
of Doctor of Literature at Tokyo University. 
Since 1949, she has been Commissioner in 
the Kanto District of The Youth Offenders' 
Prevention and Rehabilitation Commission. 
In July, 1950, she had an exhibition in a 
large department store in Tokyo to arouse 
interest in work for delinquents. 

1925 

Charlotte Hanna Beveridge is a teacher of 
remedial reading at The Fairfield Country 
Day School for Boys in Fairfield, Connecti- 
cut. 

1926 

The Second Congregational Church of 
Greenfield, Massachusetts, honored its pastor 



and family at the tenth anniversary of their 
arrival in that parish. The Reverend Doctor 
and Mrs. Kenneth Henley (Dorothy Gillette) 
were presented with a gift at a reception in 
their honor just before Christmas. Polly 
Francis Loesch '29 brought the informal 
greetings of the Abbot Alumnae Association 
to Dorothy. 

1927 
Twenty-fifth for Twenty-seven 

This is to remind you that our 25th reunion 
takes place this year. It shouldn't be neces- 
sary to tell you that this is a most important 
and exciting reunion, and we want to see 
everyone. We had a "pre-view" last June 
at which we joined with the class of '26 and 
had a grand time. Sixteen were present, and 
we're sure that Helen Amesse, Dot Spear 
Roberts, Dot French Gray, Ruth Nason Getz- 
man, Nancy Kimball Fowle, Edna Marland, 
Alice Rogers Gove, Bea Stevens Abbot, Prip 
Chapman Schroeder, Flora Skinner, Peg Nay 
Gramkow, Jane Graves Howard, Mim Houd- 
lette Walsh, Helen Dyer Pierce, Nat Cushman 
Allen, and Aylmer Stantial Kempton will 
agree that it was well worth the effort. Let's 
see many more of you this year. Watch your 
mail for an important letter. 

Reunion Committee 

1928 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. John J. Parker (Frances 
Gould), a son, Charles Kimball, October 
24> J 95i- 

1929 

Elizabeth Bowser Smith is publicity direc- 
tor of The Currier Gallery of Art in Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Alice Butler Wright reports, "We have a 
third son born March 11, 1951. His name 
is Robert Simpson. Kinsman, Jr. is now 13, 
and John Butler is 8." 

Despina Plakias Messinesi is back in the 
United States. Address: 230 East 50th 
Street, New York 22, N. Y. 

1930 

Marianne Hirst Rankin's Christmas greet- 
ing reflects the same poetic and artistic abili- 
ty which colored her contributions to the 
class. 

1931 

Evelyn Folk Ramsdell is teaching remedial 
reading in Norwood, Mass. 



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Betsy, Bill, Paul, and Elaine, children of 
Betty Holihan Giblin '32 

1932 

Attention '32ers — 

Our twentieth reunion is upon us. Circle 
May 31st on your calendars now. Plan to 
spend at least part of that day in Andover. 
You will soon receive details telling when 
and where. 

Harriet Bolton Allen, 

Reunion Chairman 

Isabelle K. Arms is executive secretary of 
the League of Women Voters in Boston, 
Mass. 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Pris- 
cilla Donnell Anderson whose sister, Barbara 
'25, died October 25, 1951. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Drexell C. Clark (Doro- 
thy Rockwell), a daughter, Dorothy Rich- 
ards, May 28, 1 95 1. 

1933 

Louise McClary is assistant to the director 
of placement at Clarkson College in Pots- 
dam, N. Y. 

1934 

Sara Maxfield has adopted two children, 
Ronnie, 4^, and Shelley, 3. She also has a 
new home. Address: 1909 Dorchester Drive, 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Mary Seaman Lowe aff. has a position in 
the Children's Department in Lerner's in 
Hempstead, N. Y. 

Married 

Elizabeth Upton to George Zabriskie, 
December 31, 1 95 1 . 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Strathie 
(Georgette Coutant aff.), a third daughter 
and fourth child, Sandra Marie, April 4, 
I95 1 - 



To Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gustafson (Mary 
Elizabeth Moore aff.), a sixth child and 
third son, Keith Herbert, November 6, 1 951 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lester K. Henderson 
(Ann Place), a daughter, Gale Place, Sep- 
tember 30, 1 95 1. 

1935 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Katharine Scudder Fraser whose mother was 
killed in an automobile accident December 
10, 1951. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Garrison 
(Elizabeth Murphy), a fourth son, Michael 
Bradford, August 17, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Hill 
(Ellen Rivinius), a third child and second 
son, David Russell, December 12, 1951 . 

1936 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bowen (Sally 
Burns), a son, October 9, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Tobey 
(Phyllis Fisher aff.), a third child and first 
son, James Edward, July 30, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Stokes 
(Lois Holmes), a fourth child and third 
daughter, July 9, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Knight 
(Grace Nichols), a third son, Thomas Rock- 
well, August 4, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Salomon 
(Virginia Nourse aff.), a second child and 
first son, Robert Nourse, December 15, 
'95 1 - 

1937 
Plan to come to reunion, May 30- 
June 1, 1952. 

Married 
Grace S. Vibberts to Edward J. Conlin, 
Jr., July 28, 1951. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. John P. Cornish (Corinne 
Brooks), a third child and second son, Max- 
well G., June 28, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Goodman (Bar- 
bara Daniels), a daughter, Vanina, August 

7, I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. William L. Todd (Elisa- 
beth Joost), a daughter, Mary Elisabeth, 
May 1, 1951. 

1938 

Rosa Fletcher Crocker writes, "We have 
just bought my husband's mother's home, 



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an old stone house, the oldest section of 
which was built before the Revolution. 
There are seven bedrooms — we are not 
short of space! We'd love to have any Abbot 
friends who are in the vicinity stop and see us, 
and make this their hotel. Our children are 
the seventh generation in a row to live in 
this house." 

Betty McBride Chapman writes: "We all 
loved our short stay in Alaska — especially 
our four-year-old, Bill. We've just returned 
as Jack has been ill and has been retired 
from the Army. He developed another ulcer 
and Buerger's Disease in his legs." The class 
extends best wishes for Jack's speedy re- 
covery. 

Married 

Beatrice Tyer to John Lyle Campbell, Jr., 
October 12, 1951, in Andover, Massachu- 
setts. Her maid of honor was her sister, 
Martha, Abbot '41. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. McVie, 
Jr. (Sue Eveleigh), a second child and first 
daughter, Susan Eveleigh, September 20, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Ormonde Smith, Jr. 
(Margaret Plunkett), a fourth child and 
first daughter, Katharine Hutton, March 
16, 1951. 

1939 

Marjorie MacMullen Freytag is studying 
for her Ph.D. at Boston University. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lockhart (Dorothy 
Heidrich), a son, Michael Grant, April 26, 

I95i- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Griffin, Jr. (Mary 
Murray aff.), a third daughter, Carol Stod- 
dard, February 24, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. Deegan (Ann 
Oakman), a second son, Brooks Foster, 
March 24, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Shanaberg 
(Audrey Rugg), a third son, Christopher 
Rugg, August 28, 1 95 1. Peter is four and 
Tommy is two. 

1940 

Mollie Chase Foster writes that her husband 
has a new job selling Van De Graff gener- 
ators. They are huge atomic machines which 
treat cancer and sterilize food and drugs. 

Marietta Meyer Ekberg writes that her 
husband is teaching at Annapolis, and enjoys 
teaching midshipmen in spite of being an 



Army man. Her son, Bill, 2J4, is full of talk 
and lots of company. 

Ann Schoepflin Ryder writes, "We're finally 
settled in California. We bought a lovely 
house in the fall, and have been busy doing 
things to it ever since. Charlie is an engineer 
at Lockheed Aircraft. Chuck is eight, and in 
the third grade. Dave is two, and full of it. 
It's lucky for him that he is so cute, or he 
would be a real pest!" 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Boyden, Jr. 
(Barbara Fowler), a second child and first 
son, Robert George, III, October 13, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lane (Nadene 
Nichols), a second son, Dexter Nelson, April 

5, i95i- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Kaufman (And- 
rea Warburg), a son, John Paul, September 
i7> '95 1 - 

1941 

Beverly Brooks is spending six months in 
Australia. 

Emily Mills Courtice is a therapist at the 
Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center in Albany, 
N. Y. 

Verniece Moody Bishop is chief therapist 
in the Polio Unit at the Children's Hospital 
in Columbus, Ohio. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Crowell 
(Phyllis Campbell), a daughter, Elizabeth 
Effie, December 18, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Ballard (Natalie 




John and Tim, sons of Josephine 
Harlwell Boddington '41 



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Cregg aff.), a second son, Robert Cregg, 
October 13, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts (Elizabeth 
Killian aff.), a daughter, Catherine Eliza- 
beth, August 23, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meredith (Mary 
Martin), a second daughter, Susan, July 15, 
I95I- 

1942 

Tenth reunion! Plan to come back 
to Abbot. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. James J. Stone 
(Rose Wind), 267 Ash Street, Brockton, 
Mass. 

Jane Bishop is a general duty nurse at the 
Presbyterian Hospital in New York. 

Mary Lou Gilbert Bartley writes that she 
has a son fifteen months old. 

Betsy Lytle Rushlau informs us that she 
and her 2 ^-year-old son sailed to Japan in 
January to join her husband. 

Margaret Sime Espelad reports, "We are 
all well here. My husband has a job that 
keeps him just a little too busy, and he is 
away a lot on business trips. (I wish one of 
them would take him to U.S. I'd make sure 
I could come along too to get a peep at all 
the old friends and places.) The children 
flourish. Elizabeth is four years old, very 
sweet-looking, and oh so willful! She is an 
awfully good child and so helpful if we take 
time with her. Niels Emile is a bundle of fun. 
He has a great sense of humor and is the 
family clown. But he, too, knows just what he 
wants. Elizabeth goes to a kindergarten each 
day from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. giving 
me a most needed break. Besides the house I 
am trying to fit in some correcting of English 
geological manuscripts which I love doing. 





Henrietta and Fordyce, Jr., children of 
Gretchen Roemer Gay ton '41 



Elizabeth, Niels Emile, and Margaret 
Sime Espelad '41 

We are so pleased to have our own flat at 
last and are trying to furnish it as we would 
like it. It's fun to have one's own place 
where one's own ideas offend no one and 
give delight!" 

Married 

Ninon Lacey to Bernard Chaet, Decem- 
ber 14, 1 95 1, in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Ann Taylor to Thomas McElrath Debe- 
voise, 2nd, November 22, 195 1 , in Wood- 
stock, Connecticut. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, Jr. 
(Ethel Ann Bolton), a fifth child and third 
son, John Quintus, October 1, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wilson (Jeanne 
Bowersox), a daughter, Susan Tracey, June 
22, I95 1 - 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Jarrold (Helen 
Craig), a second daughter, Wendy Ann, 
August 5, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McDowell 
(Diantha Hamilton), a second daughter, 
Deborah Fletcher, May 28, 1951. Di writes, 
"After spending two years in Washington, 
D. C, we are now living in Coronado, Cali- 
fornia. Joe has command of a destroyer. I 
would love to see anyone who is in the San 
Diego area. Address: 850 Alameda Boule- 
vard, Coronado, California." 

To Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kennedy 
(Barbara Hill), a daughter, Catherine 
Blakeslee, October 29, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Oxenham 
(Louise Leslie), a second child and first 
daughter, Susan Shepard, November 22, 

I95I- 
To Mr. and Mrs. George Gayton (Gret- 



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chen Roemer), a second child and first son, 
George, Jr., September i6, 1951. 

1943 

Isabel Wiggin is owner of the Nanow 
Bow Ties Company. Her ties were illustrated 
in The Men's Fashion section of Town and 
Country Magazine in August, 1951. Isabel is 
the original promoter of the revived fashion 
of the narrow bow tie. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Scarborough 
(Lydia Davis aff.), a daughter, Cynthia Lee, 
December 30, 1951 . Stephen is now three 
years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Moats, 
Jr. (Marjorie Lehmann), a second son, 
Derek Bartlett, August 31, 1951. Alan is 
three years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John T. Whitaker (Pa- 
tricia Pettengill), a son, Jeffrey Tucker, 
November 3, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellis (Themis Sar- 
ris), a daughter, Sarah Jean, September 5, 
I95 1 - 

1944 

Jacquie Calvin Johnson writes, "We moved 
to Pontiac, Michigan, in August. Warren is 
managing the Catsman Co. Reading Con- 
crete plant here. It's a new type of work 
for him, but it has been very interesting and 
he seems to like it quite well. His hours are 
long so I'm especially thankful we have 
Wade. He's a lot of fun even though I do 
get exasperated at times. I often wonder why 
toys were invented. His remain in a corner 
most of the time." 

Charlotte Leland is a technician at Har- 
vard School of Public Health. 

Ruth Lyons is a librarian at the Boston 
Public Library. 

Engaged 
Patricia Damon to Dr. Donald Niswander 
of Boston, Mass. and Coopers, West Virginia. 
Dr. Niswander was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Married 
Patricia White aff. to Larry L. Larkin, 
September 1, 1951. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon T. Viele 
(Nancy Emerson), a daughter, Catherine 
Warren, December 2, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Tutt (Louise 



Honnen), a daughter, Margaret Honnen, 
October 11, 1 95 1 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thompson 
(Frances McDonald aff.), a daughter, Fran- 
ces Dana, November 23, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mahoney, 
Jr. (Theresa Mastrangelo), a son, William 
Anthony, III, June 21, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William McDonough 
(Mary Ann Moss aff.), a daughter, Lynda, 
November 28, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lowe (Shirley 
Rhodes), a son, Robin Dale, October 18, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. James Ferguson (Eliza- 
beth Rich), a daughter, Deborah, August 

i3> '95 1 - 

To Mr. and Mrs. James W. Rutherford 
(Priscilla Stevens), a second son, Richard 
Woodson, June 2, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Curry 
(Martha Watkins), a daughter, Susan Curry, 
February 1, 195 1 . 

1945 

Barbara Beecher is spending the year 
abroad. 

Betsy Brown Gordon is studying at Colum- 
bia Teachers College in New York. 

Andree Luce is assistant to the curator of 
Oriental Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 

Katharine Mulford is a secretary at The 
Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

Cynthia Smith is a physical therapist at 
The Children's Medical Center, Boston, 
Mass. 

Married 

Mary Adams Robbins to Lt. Frederick 
Richard Blue, Jr., October 12, 1951, at Fort 
Riley, Kansas. 

Shirley Sommer to Charles Willett Holz- 
warth, June 23, 1951. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Pawle (Mar- 
tha Boynton), a second son, December 30, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe, Jr. (Ann 
Dorsel), a daughter, Martha Ann, Novem- 
ber 2, 1951. Address: 12 Little Aston Lane, 
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Longa- 
baugh (Mary Jane Kurth), a son, Richard 
Jonathan, April 12, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. George B. Walker (Ann 
Walen aff.) a daughter, Nancy Dean, Sep- 
tember 27, 1 95 1. 



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1946 

Ann Hellweg Warren writes that she is 
doing the clinical training required to com- 
plete the graduate course in occupational 
therapy. She is training at a tuberculosis 
sanatorium outside of Buffalo, N. Y. Her 
husband is teaching school at St. Johnsbury 
Academy in Vermont. She expects to join 
her husband next spring. 

Dorothy King is a research assistant in the 
cancer program sponsored by the Jimmie 
Fund at the Children's Hospital in Boston, 
Mass. 

Frances Little is a reporter and news edi- 
tor for The Silver State Post in Deer Lodge, 
Montana. 

Susan Wright received her Bachelor of 
Science degree from The Child Education 
Foundation in June, 1951. She is a case aide 
in the Social Service Department of The 
Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She has 
met Gerry Treadvuay Dampier who is also 
working at the hospital. 

Engaged 

Jenny Copeland to Donald James Dufford 
of Grand Junction, Colorado. Mr. Dufford 
was graduated from the University of Colo- 
rado Law School and was admitted to the 
Colorado bar in 1949. 

Cynthia Noone to Robert Wilson Dobbins 
of Woburn, Massachusetts. Bob is in the Air 
Force and is stationed in Texas. 
Married 

Barbara Barnard aff. to Gordon Emil 
Clement on December 29, 1951. Joan '51 
was her sister's maid of honor, and Nancy 
Barnard '47 and Jane Weldon aff. '46 were 
bridesmaids. 

Margaret Howe aff. to Joseph Neff 
Ewing, Jr., December 26, 1951, in North 
Andover, Mass. Ann Weston aff. '45 was one 
of the bridesmaids. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Blakney (Mary- 
Burton), a son, Peter James, Jr., November 
5, 1 95 1, at the New York Lying-in Hos- 
pital. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Robinson 
(Barbara Graf), a second daughter, Patricia 
Graf, October 6, 1 95 1 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Milbourne Gates (Ann 
Hill aff.), a son, Stephen Thornton, May 8, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilce (Phyllis 
Rairdon), a daughter, Rebecca, July 19, 
'951- 




Karen, daughter of Luetta Robinson 
Kolflat '46 

1947 
Plan to be in Andover on May 31, 
1952, for our fifth reunion. 

Janice Cole played in the violin section in 
the fall concert of the Harvard-Radcliffe 
orchestra. The concert was given by the 
combined musical groups on November 15, 

I95I- 

Sally Humason is a proof reader for The 
National Council of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in New York, N. Y. 

Carolyn Sackett received her B.A. degree 
from Middlebury in June, 1951. She is work- 
ing in the underwriting department of The 
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company in 
New York, N. Y. 

Darlene Sharp graduated from North- 
western University with a B.S. degree. She 
majored in English and History. She is 
studying at the University of Chicago for 
her M.A. in Library Science. 
Engaged 

Barbara Jane French to Roger Brandt of 
Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Brandt is a 
graduate of the California Institute of Tech- 
nology, and is associated with the Emhart 
Manufacturing Company in Hartford. 
Married 

Patricia Carroll to Richard Philip Duns- 



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; more, December 20, 1951, in White Plains, 
New York. 

Patricia Ann Jaffer to William Aber- 
] nathy, Jr., December 8, 1951, in Stamford, 
I Connecticut. 

Geraldine Wyman Treadway to William 
Edward Dampier on November 24, 1951, in 
Stockbridge, Mass. Sally Humason was one 
of the bridesmaids. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Bixby (Lucy Chiv- 
ers), a daughter, Ann Kallman, October 

14. I95 1 - 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Read Eglee 
(Nancy Hamilton), a son, Charles Hamilton, 
November 27, 195 1 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roger McElroy (Emily 
Hemsath aff.), a son, Frederick Roger, July 
18, 1951. 

1948 

Martha Ball Geiken is secretary-treasurer 
of the Smith Religious Association. 

Sue Davis is a member of the fashion de- 
partment of Vogue. 

Carolyn Jenkins is vice-president of the 
Wellesley Branch of the Shakespeare So- 
ciety. 

M. K. Lackey is social chairman of her 
class at Connecticut. She is going to give a 
piano recital. 

Tania Russell Potter is teaching kinder- 
garten in Cleveland. Her husband is study- 
ing at Western Reserve Medical School. 

"Muffy" Wallis is at Swarthmore College. 

Engaged 

Anne Bergh to Norman Arthur Hull-Ryde 
of Gastonia, North Carolina. Mr. Hull- 
Ryde is a senior at the University of North 
Carolina. 

Married 

Julie Ann Perry SchaufHer to Lt. Harris 
Baldwin Fisher, U.S.A.F., on October 27, 
195 1, in Pelham Manor, N. Y. Josephine 
MacManus was maid of honor, and Mary 
Katharine Lackey was one of the bridal at- 
tendants. 

Deborah Voss to Frank Albert Howard, 
December 22, 1951 . Dr. Howard is in the 
Medical Corps, U.S.N.R. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wright, Jr., (Alicia 
Cooper), a daughter, Margaret Barry, July 
15, 1951. Lish visited Abbot the first week- 
end in December. 



1949 

Mercy Barnes graduated from West- 
brook Junior College in June, 1951. 

Ellie Bozyan is secretary-treasurer of the 
Carilloneurs, a group of girls who play the 
chimes at Wellesley. 

Susanne Jordan is employed as a research 
technician in the field of internal medicine 
at Yale University. 

Elinor Massie is a member of the Smith 
Smiffenpoofs, a small singing group selected 
for personality as well as singing and har- 
monizing ability. 

Carole Quigg has transferred to Pomona 
College in Claremont, California. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm O. MacLean 
(Honor Banks), a son, Putnam Banks, 
August 14, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dintruff (Mar- 
garet Black), a daughter, Margaret Carol, 
December 12, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John L. St. V. Whitte- 
more (Nancy Jeffers), a son, William Lau- 
rence, June 11, 1 95 1 . 

1950 

Joan Aldrich is class representative on the 
Athletic Council at Connecticut. 

Patricia Barry has transferred to Jackson 
College. 

Tove Dithmer is on the staff of Sophology, 
the Sophomore class paper at Connecticut, 
as dormitory representative and art editor. 

Betsy Goodspeed is class representative on 
the student-faculty forum at Connecticut. 

Judy Holt is head of publicity for the 
Smith Athletic Association. 

Caroline Kimberly has transferred to Pem- 
broke. 

Jane Russell is enrolled in the School of 
Nursing at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medi- 
cal Center. She left Smith in order to study 
nursing. 

Engaged 

Marilyn Dorothy Lampert to Maurice 
Joseph Feigenbaum of Newburyport., Mass. 
Mr. Feigenbaum was graduated from Tufts 
College and the Wharton School of Finance 
at the University of Pennsylvania. A member 
of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, and 
Alpha Epsilon Pi, he served two years with 
the armed forces in Europe and Asia. 
Married 

Joyce Griffin to Richard B. Kurz of 
Dayton, Ohio, November 7, 1951 in Rich- 



27 



mond, Indiana. Joyce writes, "We are living 
in Delaware, Ohio, while Dick continues his 
studies at Ohio Wesleyan. I am busy learning 
to keep house." Address: 64 West Winter 
Street, Delaware, Ohio. 

Joy Sturgis to Richard Channing Foster, 
October 27, 1951. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Barnes 
(Shirley Kirk aff.), a son, Steven Kirk, No- 
vember 28, 1 95 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Dunlap, Jr., 
(Harriet Lattin aff.), a daughter, Elizabeth 
Jean, October 11, 1951. 

1951 

Carolin Furst was elected librarian of the 
Freshman choir at Smith. 

Lyn Hummel was admitted to the Modern 
Dance Group at Wellesley. This is consid- 
ered an honor for Freshmen. 

Sally Mason has pledged to Kappa Kappa 
Gamma at St. Lawrence University. 

Rosamond Reifsnyder is a member of the 
Freshman choir and the House of Repre- 
sentatives at Smith. 



Frances Russell is social chairman of 
Freshmen at Bouve. 

Martha Warner is on the Freshman Coun- 
cil at St. Lawrence University. She has 
pledged to Pi Beta Phi. 

Mary Macy Wheeler made the Freshman 
hockey team at Smith by playing her usual 
skillful game at center. 

Joan Wieting aff. is a student at Albion 
College, Albion, Michigan. 

Shirley Young is president of Elms House, 
her dormitory at Wellesley. 

Engaged 
Elizabeth Gellatly aff. to Lt. Nicholas Bid- 
die Willard, U.S.M.C.R. Lt. Willard was 
graduated from the Stony Brook School for 
Boys and the University of the South at Se- 
wanee. He is now stationed at Quantico, Va. 

Married 
Barbara Wood to Dighton Kimball Em- 
mons on December 27, 1951, in Marblehead, 
Mass. Barbara's address is 72 Mathews 
Drive, Columbus, Georgia. 



Faculty News 

Miss Hearsey will attend the annual con- 
ference of the National Association of Prin- 
cipals of Schools for Girls in Atlantic City, 
N. J., March 5-7. Miss Hearsey, who is 
chairman of the Curriculum Committee of 
the National Association, attended a meet- 
ing of the committee in New York in Janu- 
ary. 

The engagement of Miss Edith Grassi to 
Mr. Robert N. Grassi was announced in 
December. 

Miss Mildred Hatch is taking a leave of 
absence for three months to act as Registrar 
of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Miss Anne Rechnitzer, a former member 
of the faculty, will take over Miss Hatch's 
duties during her absence. 



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. . . Jfeteb ta Ifou" 

Rosamond Reifsnyder '51 — President of Freshman class at Smith 

Elizabeth Bradley '50 — Dean's List of Smith College 

Caroline Kimberly '50 — Dean's List of Sweet Briar College 

Lee Booth Witwer '48 — Dean's List of Smith College 

Barbara Sugar '48 — Head of Student Judiciary Board at Vassar 

Deborah Voss Howard '48 — Head of Service Organizations at Wel- 
lesley 

Darlene Sharp '47 — Elected one of 10 outstanding seniors at North- 
western University 

Suzanne Loizeaux '26 — State Legislator 

The following is a quotation from the Public Affairs Department of 
The Ladies' Home Journal, November, 1951. The article is edited by Margaret 
Hickey, and is entitled "Women in Politics. . .New Hampshire Legislators." 

"[The legislators] come from all walks of life. Some are successful busi- 
nesswomen; many were teachers. Suzanne Loizeaux, regarded by many as 
New Hampshire's outstanding woman lawmaker, brings to the legislature the 
experience and wisdom of fifteen years' newspaper publishing and editing. 
So influential is she in rallying support for measures that Senate Majority 
Floor Leader Charles Hartnett refers to her as 'the unofficial majority floor 
leader'. Against him she defeated six amendments to kill or modify a school- 
aid bill. 'Suzanne being for a bill will almost assure its passage,' a Senate 
colleague remarked. . . [She] might someday try for governor. 'Sue Loizeaux 
could make it,' a male colleague believes." 



This column will appear regularly in the Bulletin. If you know any 
Abbot alumna who has achieved some honor or distinction, please send 
information about her to the Alumnae Office so that she may receive recog- 
nition. 



REQUEST FOR NEWS 

The class notes are very "newsy" this month because we obtained! 
much information from the questionnaires. 

If you enjoyed these notes, help us to keep them interesting by sendf 
a report of your activities to the Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, Andovi 
Mass., before April 15, 1952. 



Today's date 

Maiden Name . . Class 

Married Name . 

Address 



Abbot Academy 
Bulletin 




May 1952 



Sent by the School to all Abbot Girls 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 



*9 



MAY, 1952 



Issue 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Mrs. Russell T. Loesch 
(Polly Francis) 
3 Sears Avenue 
Melrose 76, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Miss Irene Atwood 

180 Commonwealth Ave. 

Boston 16, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Johnson 

(Ruth Baker) 

77 Bartlett Road 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 6S, Mass. 



OFFICERS— 1950-1952 

Clerk 
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester, Mass. 

Treasurer 

Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 

(Helen Knight) 

57 Salem Street 

Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman 
(Constance Parker) 
5 Morton Street 
Andover, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 

Acting General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Ai.vin Westman 
(Gracie Griffin) 
53 Bellevue Avenue 
Winthrop. Mass. 

CHICAGO 
Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 

Acting President 
Mrs. Harry Maidment 
(Emily House) 
99 Robert Road 
Manchester, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 

1819 Washington Boulevard 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 

OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. Coburn Wheeler 
(Bettina Rollins) 
2644 Berwyn Road 
Columbus 12, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly. October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



Spring Calendar 



April i — Spring vacation ended at 6 p.m. 
April 5 — Meeting of the Boston Abbot Club 

Dramatic Readings by Miss Stabler 

April 6 — Vespers — The Reverend F. B. Kellogg, Chaplain to Episcopal Students, 

Christ Church, Cambridge 
April ii — Meeting of Board of Trustees at Abbot 
April 12 — Recital by Phyllis Curtin, Soprano 
April 13 — Vespers — The Reverend Hans Sidon 
April 19 — PARENTS' WEEKEND 

Abbot-Phillips joint performance of "The Pirates of Penzance" 
April 20 — Boston Symphony Concert 

Student Recital at 3 p.m. No Vespers 
April 26 — Junior Play — "The Rose and the Ring" 

Metropolitan Opera in Boston 

Vespers — The Reverend John T. Golding, Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut 
Hill 
May 3 — Abbot Birthday — Bazaar 

May 4 — Vespers — The Reverend Paul Harman Chapman, All Souls Church, Green- 
field 
May 10 — Two-Piano Recital by Mr. Coon and Miss Friskin 
May 11 — Vespers — The Reverend Alfred B. Starratt, Saint Paul's Church, Stockbridge, 

Massachusetts 
May iy — College Entrance Board Examinations for Senior Mids 
May 18 — Vespers — The Reverend Raymond Calkins, D.D., Pastor Emeritus, First Church 

in Cambridge 
May 24 — Field Day 
May 25 — Vespers — The Choir 
May 26-M-ay 29 — Final Examinations 
May 30 — Student Government Chapel at 8:45 a.m. 

COMMENCEMENT 

May 30 Rally Night, 8 p.m. 

May 31 Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association, 11:15a.m. 

Luncheon, 1 p.m. Class photographs 

Meeting of Class Fund Secretaries, 3 p.m. 

Tea, 4 p.m. 

Dinner in Bailey Dining Room, 6:30 p.m. 

Draper Dramatics, 8 p.m. 
June 1 Baccalaureate, South Church, 10:45 a.m. Sermon by Sidney Lovett, D.D., 

Chaplain, Yale University 

Tree and Ivy Planting, 5 p.m. 
June 2 Graduation Exercises, South Church, 10 a.m. 

Commencement Address by Claude Moore Fuess, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., Head- 
master Emeritus, Phillips Andover Academy 




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Alumnae Council Report 



Attention all D.O.G.s! If you're ever invited to be a guest of Abbot at 
a meeting of the Alumnae Council, don't say "No," because, if you do 
you will miss one of the greatest experiences of your life! I know, because I've 
just been there. 

Twenty-four of us had a wonderful visit March 1 4th and 1 5th, living 
right at the school, eating with the girls, and visiting classes as well as doing 
all kinds of other things, too. 

First on the order of events was the visiting of classes, and how stimulat- 
ing and enlightening they proved to be. 

After lunch we spent a delightful afternoon with Miss Hearsey at Sun- 
set, her attractive home. The program at Miss Hearsey's was interesting, in- 
formative, and inspirational. Miss Jane and Miss Miriam Carpenter joined 
the group and it was good to have a word with them for they have done so 
much for the alumnae. The picture taking gave us the only unpleasant mo- 
ments of our whole visit — witness the opposite page ! Miss Hancock and 
Miss McKee who teach geometry and Latin spoke about their "enlivening 
of dead subjects," and passed around projects demonstrating how it is done. 
The girls' work was outstanding, and beautifully executed. After a delicious 
tea Miss Hearsey spoke about the social customs at Abbot now. The changes 
in that line are revolutionary. How fine that the social life with Andover 
and Exeter has progressed to a normalcy unheard of twenty-five years ago. 

Friday evening we watched the Activities Groups and saw play re- 
hearsals, the modern dance and science groups, and Forum. This was fol- 
lowed by an informal gathering in Baronial with the faculty, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Flagg. Mr. Flagg very kindly answered all questions from our inquiring 
group. 

Saturday morning the group met again and literally got down to busi- 
ness, for, after all, the purpose of our visit was the opportunity to work to- 
gether on questions of concern to the alumnae. Polly Francis Loesch, the 
president of the Alumnae Association, conducted the meeting, during which 
we considered geographical representation at Council, plans for the alumnae 
meeting and luncheon, fund problems, and ideas for the Abbot's 125th 
Birthday in 1954. 

It was amazing how the intervening years between our real school days 
and those "return school days" just dropped away, and how we were once 
again school girls (although our looks belied it!). I know that "being on the 
spot" did more for us to understand the present school than any amount of 
reading or hearing about it could have done. It also made us realize more 
than ever the priceless heritage Abbot has given us. 

Eunice Huntsman, 1925 



Alumnae Register 

A Tribute to Miss Miriam Carpenter 

THE new Alumnae Register will come from the press at the end of May. 
Few people can realize, I think, the implications of this simple statement. 
Ever since January, 1 950, Miss Miriam Carpenter has been at work on our 
long list of alumnae (4780 living, and a total so far as we can estimate of 
7,191 since Abbot opened in 1829) endeavoring to obtain the most accurate 
details of the date of their enrollment at Abbot, their class affiliation, their 
married names, and their addresses. To say that we have been fortunate in 
having this work done by Miss Miriam Carpenter, is an understatement. I 
can think of no editor whose qualifications would have been so remarkably 
suited to the editing as Miss Carpenter's have been by training and experi- 
ence. Her knowledge of academic records and her zeal for accuracy have 
made her indefatigable in her endeavor to make our Register as complete 
and as lacking in error as any such publication could be. 

Miss Carpenter's devotion to the task has gone far beyond the line of 
duty. The result is a historical record that has more value than for the Abbot 
family alone. It is in a sense a contribution to the record of the early educa- 
tion of women in our country. As our alumnae know, there are few schools for 
girls that are as old as Abbot, and none, perhaps, whose archives and records 
are as complete. I am sure that I express the feeling of the Trustees, the 
Alumnae Association, and all Abbot girls, of whatever generation, in convey- 
ing to Miss Miriam Carpenter our warmest gratitude. 

Marguerite C. Hearsey 

Principal 



ALUMNAE REGISTER 

"A hemisphere of evil planets reign! And every planet sheds con- 
tagious frenzy!" But we hope in spite of cataclysms to have the Register 
out by Commencement. However, since mails are slow, your copy 
may not reach you, as advertised, in May. If the May mailing address 
you have given us for the Register will not be good also for the first two 
weeks in June, won't you PLEASE send us a safer one! 

Miriam F. Carpenter, 
Editor 



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The letters of responsive interest on the limited data which have appeared 
in the last two issues of the Bulletin lead your Treasurer to conclude that 
the data have provided items of constructive interest. 

Nugget A — 

Some one recently remarked that "Abbot today is one of the leading 
schools for girls in the country — judging by the quality of its faculty, 
its students, and the general training for life that it provides its students." 
Abbot has always striven to give values. This means self-examination for 
services restricted only by financial limitations. Our girls should have 
all the values Abbot can give them. Abbot tries to set up a philosophy 
of life so her daughters can judge contemporary life and secure the type 
of information and training so that their judgment in life will be a con- 
sidered judgment. 

And so it troubles us to refuse some fine student material just because 
our scholarship funds are inadequate. Thirty-three of this year's students 
are now receiving grants which come from your gifts and those who 
have left funds to Abbot. Such gifts are subject to credits in your Fed- 
eral income tax returns within certain limits. 

Nugget B — 

Annuity — Anna Nettleton Miles (Abbot '93) Trust. Mrs. Miles willed 
to Abbot $2000 subject to a life annuity for her husband's daughter, 
Margaret. Mrs. Miles died September 10, 1949, and the legacy was re- 
ceived February 6, 1952. She was an Alumnae Trustee of Abbot during 
the years 1921-1926. 

Nugget C — 

Mrs. Frederick (Ruth G.) Chase, late of Milton, Mass., deceased Febru- 
ary 25, 1952. She wills Abbot $2000 for "general purposes." Her daugh- 
ter was a recent Abbot graduate. 

Nugget D — 

A parent wrote that at the time her daughter entered Abbot circum- 
stances were such that she did not feel it possible to pay the full tuition 
and board. Miss Bailey generously arranged a grant, thereby making 
it possible for her to become a pupil. With a deep sense of gratitude to 
Abbot, the father and mother have sent a draft to the school as a further 
tangible appreciation. 



Nugget E — 

Miss Florence Swift (Abbot '81) of Andover devises $1000, and a share 
in the residue to Abbot. She is the last of her line. Her sister, Kate 
Adams Swift, was Abbot 'go. Their mother was Almena Jacobs, Abbot 
1 850. Their father was Nathaniel Swift, who served as Treasurer of the 
school for 24 years (1852- 1876) as well as President of the Andover 
Savings Bank for 18 years. The Homestead at the corner of Central and 
Brook Streets, Andover, which many Abbot graduates will recall, has 
been in the Swift family for over 1 25 years. 

Nugget F — 

I wonder if we tell as much about Abbot in the Bulletin pages as we 
should. The many questions raised by members of the Council a few 
weeks ago were fascinatingly interesting and informing — coming from 
representative classes varying from 1892 to 1943 — a forty-nine year 
span. The keen interest, the non-critical approach, the most friendly sug- 
gestions and inquiries were all to the point. Some of them had reference 
to instruction, others to administration, and still others to financial 
activity. 

Nugget G — 

Many Abbot girls say that they would like to see an active "Develop- 
ment Fund" established and maintained as a "continuing campaign" 
to further strengthen Abbot's Foundations. They recall with pride the 
ten-year campaign which was conducted by Miss Twitchell (Abbot '86) 
over a ten-year period. This was carried on without undue pressure and 
resulted in a gift to the school as a "Centennial Fund" of rising $160,000, 
presented on that most notable occasion when Abbot celebrated her 
1 ooth vear. 



"Praises Ringing . . . Here's to You" 

Joan Aldrich '50 — Treasurer of Junior class at Connecticut College 
Grace DeLong '48 — Dean's List of Sweet Briar College 
Deborah Voss Howard '48 — Wellesley College Scholar 
Anne Juliet Wadleigh '49 — Highest Distinction at Northwestern Univer- 
sity 
Genevieve Young '48 — Wellesley College Scholar 

Shirley Young '51 — One of highest ranking students in Freshman class at 
Wellesley 

Please send information about any Abbot alumna who has achieved 
distinction to the Alumnae Office, so that she may receive recognition in this 
column. 



Memory of the Day that the Germans 
Entered Athens 



Some events affect human life so 

strongly that they can never be for- 
gotten. 

Though peace reigns again and 

the future is smiling, I still have the 

vivid memory of the day that the 

Germans first entered our beloved 

Athens. 

It was a cloudy and sad day, as if 

the sorrow of the people had affected 

the beautiful nature of Athens. 

I was a little girl of eight, but the 

history of my country that my 

parents used to tell me in the form 

of tales, and the love that they had 

placed in my heart about her, made 

me conscious of the seriousness of the 
situation. In my mind the same 
words were persistently, "The Ger- 
mans are coming". There was some- 
thing holding tight my throat and I 
felt like screaming. 

Each time that I remember the simple but so important words that a 
speaker of our central broadcasting station had said before the station was 
given to the Germans, I feel my eyes filled with tears. He spoke about patience, 
about hope of liberty; but though everybody was crying, in our hearts there 
was nothing but the coldness of death. After that unforgettable speech, our 
national hymn sounded like a hopeless prayer; some words, "long live Hel- 
las," and then nothing but the sound of a little bird which was sitting on 
the branches of a tree in our garden. I felt that it didn't have the right to 
sing and I tried to hurt it. Alas ! That was the beginning of slavery, of hatred, 
prison, and death. An hour of agony followed, and then in terror we heard 
the heavy walking of the coming Germans. How strong my hatred was as I 
listened to their cruel voices ! It must have been something more than my 
little brain and my childish heart could stand, because even today after 
eleven years I feel its bad effect as if it had broken something in my heart. 




Maria Loukopoulou 



Maria Loukopoulou, 1952 
Athens, Greece 



FINAL REPORT 

ABBOT SECOND CENTURY ALUMNAE FUND 

1951-1952 

Total $4603.50 
500 contributors 



Additional Contributors to Alumnae Fund 



Margaret Leslie Kendall 



fjane B. Carpenter 

Olive Williams Parke 

1907 
Leonora Parsons Cooper 

'9'7 
Lucy Lane Church 

1918 
Emmavail Luce Severinghaus 

1 gs 1 
Helen Norpell Price 

1922 
Isabel Brown Lee 

1925 
Frances Howard O'Brien 

1926 
Jane Ruth Hovey 

1927 
Ruth JVason Getzman 

'93' 
Katherine Allen Babson 
Mary Henderson Lee 



1933 
Mary Burnham Gazley 
Florence Walker Turner 
Martha Wind Finger 

'934 
Mary Flaherty Savage 

1935 
Frances McTernen Coan 

1936 
Lucy Hawkes Lamson 
Grace Nichols Knight 
Anne Russell Loring 
Elizabeth Sargent Crandell 

1937 
Lucy Hulburd Richardson 

1940 

Nancy Wilson Ainslee 

'942 
Gretchen Roemer Gayton 

'943 
Janet Humphrey 

1948 

Martha Barber 

1950 
Sally Stilson Athan 



'95' 



Anne Bissell 



"{"Regular contributor 1947-51. 



A Letter from South Africa 

MARY Woodman O' HAG AN 

79 Albert Street 
Waterkloof, Pretoria, Union of South Africa 




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Mary's children 



T is all very well to be asked to write some- 
thing about my "life and work in South 
Africa," and it is another thing to sit down 
feeling flattered and actually start writing. 
My life here seems to me very ordinary after 
ten years, and I have forgotten many things 
which seemed to me strange when I first 
started housekeeping in Pretoria. A house- 
wife here really has quite a different sort of 
. ,~^_, - ... m life from the American home-maker, with 

Vj ^5?f i:i " '' - ." many of her problems centering on her 

'^* A * \ servants. We have to be mothers, doctors, and 

welfare officers all in one, and we must really 
take care of our "boys" and "girls," as well 
as expect them to wait upon us. Nearly every- 
thing has to be taught by example, from washing clothes and making beds to 
cooking, because most of our native servants cannot read or write, and many 
of them come to us from a hut in a kraal, where the whole family live in one 
room on a dirt floor, and beds and dusting are words which mean nothing. 
As a rule I have found my servants exceedingly cheerful and willing, and in 
a couple of months civilized to the point of wanting a bicycle and wearing a 
zoot suit on their day off. Naturally, we occasionally have to entertain the 
whole of the cook's or nannie's family when it comes to town, and there are 
often an auntie or brother or sister staying at the back while they look for 
work or have a short holiday. 

The result of all this help in the house is more free time for the house- 
wife. Women occupy themselves in a great variety of ways here, from chari- 
table work to lessons in almost everything: languages, handcrafts, or flower 
arranging, for example. I personally keep busy working for the Child Wel- 
fare Society, in which organization I am on the Clothing Committee, helping 
to provide and collect clothes for needy European (white) families who are 
recommended to us by social workers. This job requires us to be bi-lingual, an 
important factor in South Africa, a dual-language country. I took lessons in 
Afrikaans and am supposed to be a "tweetalige vrou", literally a two-lan- 
guage woman. My accent is remarkable, but I can get along fairly well. I 
also belong to a church group which does work for the natives and our local 
Missions. The American Women's Club is another very pleasant organiza- 
tion with which I enjoy meeting once a month. We keep up with other 



Americans in Pretoria at our monthly teas, and do a certain amount of 
charitable work, mostly for our local orthopedic hospital. 

Another activity which both my husband and I enjoy is the making of 
frequent short trips to various parts of the country. South Africa is a most 
beautiful country, and outside of the towns it is still very wild; you can go 
lion shooting less than a day's trip from Pretoria. Our four big cities, Cape- 
town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria are very much like cities any- 
where, but the sun shines so brightly and the air is so wonderful here in the 
Transvaal that I wouldn't live anywhere else. Every house has a garden, no 
matter how small, and our roses and jacarandas are famous. 

This is a lovely land in which the building up of a single united nation is 
painfully and slowly, but surely, taking place. Our real problem lies in the 
administration and control of the affairs of the native population, which out- 
numbers the white by five or six to one. These people, who are only three or 
four generations removed from the traditional African tribesmen, are still 
far enough removed from the culture and way of life of Western civilization, 
to require governing in the spirit of trusteeship rather than as the political 
and economic equal of the European. 

I have lived here for quite a while now, but I still don't know very much 
about South Africa, certainly not enough to write authoritatively about it. 
Perhaps this superficial sketch of my life here will give you some idea of this 
vast, sunny, hospitable country so little known to most people overseas. One 
of you might be tempted to visit here and I might meet another "Abbot 
girl" for the first time on African soil. I am the only one as far as I know, and 
if there were two of us we could form an African Abbot Club. 



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In Memoriam 



1876 

Catherine Spofford Killam (Mrs. Edward 
E. Pearl), died November 13, 1940. 

1878 

Ellen Conant Stinson, sister of Ade, 1882, 
died in Milford, New Hampshire, after a 
long illness on March 23, 1952. She had 
three sons and two daughters. The eldest 
son, Chase, was killed in action in 191 8 at 
Belleau Wood. 

1879 

Mary Jessie Swan (Mrs. Douglas D. Swan) 
died in 1942. 

1881 

Helen M. Kimball (Mrs. Edmund Wilson), 
died February 3, 1951 in Red Bank, N.J. 

Elizabeth Florence Swift died March 12, 
1952 in Andover, Mass. 

1883 

Caroline A. Bronson died November 27, 
1 95 1 in Boston, Massachusetts. 

1889 

Kathleen Jones, library expert, died in 
Concord, Massachusetts, February 19, 1952, 
after several years of ill health, added to seri- 
ously failing eyesight and the long continued 
hardship of lessened hearing. She was al- 
ways generous in sharing her knowledge, 
often giving book reviews and advising small 
libraries as to the use of limited funds. Most 
noteworthy was her work as a pioneer in 
introducing especially selected libraries into 
prisons and mental hospitals. From a long 
experience as librarian at McLean Hospital, 
she felt so strongly the importance of such a 
remedial agency that she worked for it tire- 
lessly, speaking, writing, and twice editing 
valuable handbooks. For sixteen years before 
her retirement in 1937 she was able to con- 
tinue this interest while secretary of the 
Massachusetts Division of Public Libraries. 

1891 

Grace Wallace Conant (Mrs. Frederick H. 
Page), died March 16, 1952 in Waltham, 
Massachusetts. 

1892 

Gertrude Stone (Mrs. George H. Bangs), 
died in 1949. 



1896 

Ruby M. Pike (Mrs. Merrill A. Smith), 
died January 27, 1949. 

1897 

Elizabeth Eleanor Poore (Mrs. Charles P. 
Allen), died April 20, 1946. 

1907 

Margaret Hutt (Mrs. John W. Campbell), 
died March 24, 1952 in Palatka, Florida. 

1917 

Myra McLean (Mrs. Russell D. Chase), 
died January 12, 1952, in Springfield, Massa- 
chusetts. She was prominent for many years 
in Girl Scouts, community, and charity or- 
ganizations. She is survived by two daugh- 
ters and a son. 

Past Faculty and Staff 

Dora D. Holbrook, a nurse at Abbot from 
1907-1910, died March 15, 1952 in Man- 
chester, New Hampshire. 

Martha M. Howey, teacher of literature 
and history of art at Abbot 1 904-24, died in 
San Francisco, December 17, 1951, after 
several years of serious illness resulting from 
brain injuries incurred in an automobile 
accident. 

After leaving Abbot she had taught at the 
Katharine Branson School in Ross, Cali- 
fornia, for nearly twenty-five years. She was 
earnestly interested in studying movements 
to increase international understanding and 
promote world peace. 

Many alumnae will remember her trim, 
erect little figure going to and fro about the 
campus, quick in her motions and quick in 
her responses. After the death of Miss Kelsey 
(who had been faced with total blindness), 
Miss Howey wrote, "I cannot grieve for 
Miss Kelsey herself, free to go on to a much 
greater adventure than gallantly bearing her 
increasing handicap." To an intimate friend 
she wrote shortly before her death, "I'm 
sure I am here for some purpose, and I have 
never been bored in all the time I have been 
ill." 

One of her pupils, Helen Danforth Prud- 
den, class of 1913, voices for them all the 
regard in which she was held: 



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"Today one does not often hear teaching 
referred to as 'a noble profession,' but it will 
always be so regarded by hundreds of Abbot 
girls all over the world who knew and valued 
Martha Howey, the teacher. She brought to 
her courses a creative scholarship which 
made the beauty of poetry and art a living 
experience to her pupils. In her hands 
Browning's faith became a marker to set 
one's course by, and the genius of Raphael 
and Michelangelo seen through her eyes 
aroused provocative aspirations in many a 
young heart. 

"Her keen wit, which cut like a whip, was 
never used wantonly, but only as a most ef- 
fective spur to waken a lazy mind. Her com- 
mendation was an accolade to be cherished 



for a lifetime. A bored or ur. interested pupil 
never sat in her classroom. 

"The importance she placed on human 
relationships and her understanding of the 
problems and confusions of youth brought 
her a wealth of friendships whose perma- 
nence has withstood the years. Perhaps 
what made her teaching, as well as her 
friendships, truly great was her warm and 
consecrated regard for the individual. A 
growth in spiritual perception, not passing 
grades, was her criterion of success in her 
work. Her zeal to implant an abiding faith 
in her students may have embarrassed a few, 
but the greater majority walk in a troubled 
world today with a firmer step because they 
knew Martha Howey as teacher and friend." 

J.B.C. 



Class News 



1877 

Kate Jenkins hopes to attend Alumnae 
Day. 

1879 

Julia Twichell, 92 years old, writes that 
her gardening activities are now limited to 
what can be done sitting in a chair beside 
the borders. Miss Twichell has heard re- 
cently from Amy Learoyd that she has gone 
to a nursing home. 

1886 

Jennie Lanphear Buck reports that she has 
three sons, one daughter, eleven grand- 
children, and two great-grandchildren. 

1887 
Sixty-fifth Reunion 

The following letters were received for the 
"paper" reunion. 

"I would like to see Abbot again and old 
and new friends but, alas, it is very hard for 
me to get around, owing to a broken hip 
and arthritis in my old age. I did have the 
pleasure of seeing Harriet Thwing and 
Angie Dunton Purrington after our 60th 
reunion, as the Purringtons live only 18 
miles from us and Harriet stopped to visit 
them. Hilda Purrington drove her mother 



and Harriet over to Boonton for a call which 
we greatly enjoyed. 

"There are only five members of '87 left 
now. Jeannie Jillson lives near relatives of 
mine in California, so through them I hear 
often of her continued activities. Sophia 
Walker Piper is the fifth living member of '87. 
Harriet Thwing keeps us closely in touch and 
class letters still make their rounds. 

"With best wishes to Abbot and all who are 
working for her welfare." 

Most sincerely, 

Jeanie Carter Prall 
Dear Abbot Girls: 

We, the class of '87, were graduated 1 7 in 
number, 65 years ago. Now we are five octo- 
genarians, keeping up our class letter and a 
keen interest in Mother Abbot. When the 
invitation came to send some message to all 
the Abbot girls at this, our 65th reunion, I 
felt that I had nothing of interest to say. But 
looking back over the years spent at Abbot, 
it occurred to me that I might tell you about 
an experience of my own. It may give you a 
glimpse of what Abbot girls were doing in 
the way of original composition in those far- 
off days. I hope it's not too personal a thing. 

Saturdays were devoted to rhetorical 
exercises: the forenoons to writing our week- 



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ly themes, the afternoons to oral performance 
in Abbot Hall. Upon this Saturday that I 
am recording, my English teacher, Mrs. 
Mead, had given me the task of writing a 
story in which I was to include a witch, a 
lake, and a little girl. This was an innova- 
tion, indeed, a happy departure from the 
usual subjects assigned to us. The week 
before, I had struggled over a sermon sup- 
posed to have been preached by Peter the 
Hermit to launch the first Crusade. 

Back in my room, I set gleefully to work, 
and wove a most fanciful tale. In planning 
my story, I had conceived the idea of being 
an old lady and telling it as an event of my 
childhood. Therefore I had to compute an 
appropriate date, which I fixed for 1822, 
making me 65 years old at the time of writ- 
ing (a teen age girl's idea of a very old lady). 
Thus the opening lines, which remain fixed 
in my memory are, "I am an old lady now, 
but of all the events of my life, none stand 
out more clearly than those of the summer of 
1822." 

My composition was duly copied and 
passed to my teacher. A few days later, I 
was summoned to Mrs. Mead's study. I 
groaned in spirit, thinking it meant a re- 
write of my work. Imagine my surprise when 
my teacher asked me if this was a true story, 
something handed down in the annals of my 
own family. I assured her that it was purely 
the fabric of my imagination. Then she told 
me that she found it good and had selected 
it for publication in the Abbot Courant, our 
school paper. 

Naturally, I was elated and visioned my- 
self in print, with my name and "A. A. '87" 
attached. But Mrs. Mead went on to say 
that because the story was so plausible, it 
would be incongruous and detract from its 
effect to sign it. I was a little disappointed 
not to publish my laurels, but on the whole 
content with the approbation of my greatly 
admired and much loved teacher. Of course 
the authorship did leak out among a few 
girls, and I was sometimes teased by hearing 
some girl say, sotto-voce, "I am an old lady 
now, etc." That's the nearest I have ever 
come to fame, but it has always been a pleas- 
ing memory. 

Now I can truthfully say, "I am a very 

old lady," and of all the years of a long and 

happy life, those spent at dear "old Abbot" 

are among the happiest. 

With keen regrets that I cannot this year 



join the happy Abbot family, and press 
your hands, I shall think of you and wish 
you, one and all, the best that life can give. 
Your Abbot sister, 
Angie Dunton Purrington 

To the dear Abbot Friends, especially the 
Class of 1887 — I regret deeply that I can- 
not be present at our 65th reunion. Ties 
grow stronger as the years go by, and 
memories are dearer, and our love for Abbot 
grows always greater. As a class our yearly 
letters have kept us close together and 
though now we are only five, our interest in 
each other is as great as ever. You all know 
my life history since leaving Abbot, 1 2 years 
a teacher, 35 years a missionary in the Near 
East and now 15 years a retired missionary, 
living in a delightful community, Pilgrim 
Place in Claremont, California. There are 
about 180 residents living in homes or cot- 
tages, keeping busy with Church work, 
reading groups and other activities; one 
(my latest) was appearing on the stage as one 
of the characters in our Pilgrim Place 
Pageant. 

We may not meet now, at our 65th, but 
we can assure each other of deep and lasting 
interest and affection; and for Abbot, our 
Alma Mater, we express again our love and 
gratitude for all her teaching and in- 
spiration, and our sincere good wishes for her 
continued success and great influence. 

Jeannie L. Jillson 

Greetings to our Abbot Friends: 

I have recently read our Class Letters 
and sent them on their way to California. 
Not one of the five writers mentioned 1952 
as our 65th anniversary. Are we playing 
ostrich, not wishing to acknowledge it — 
or — does the time seem short since we had 
our 60th? 

That 60th in 1947 really was notable. 
We Six said we were not going to reunion. 
Then, the unexpected happened! Angie 
Dunton Purrington and daughter Hilda, 
Harriet Thwing and Susan Chapin motored 
from Bloomfield, N.J. to Andover. We were 
there for Alumnae Day and two nights of the 
Commencement activities. Sunday, we had 
lunch with Sophia Walker Piper and her 
niece in Milford. Monday, in Boonton, N. J., 
we lunched with Jeanie Carter Prall and her 
daughter, Marion. We talked with Eliza 
Atwell Browne over the telephone and all the 



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time we were remembering Jeannie Jillson 
in California. Quite a reunion, after all, and 
were we happy and thankful! We had al- 
ways responded to the call for our reunions 
with an attendance from twelve to two. 
Usually relatives came also — husbands, 
children, granddaughter, niece and Susan 
Chapin, who was almost an '87er. Susan 
died in 1948. 

At the beginning of this letter I men- 
tioned our Class Letters. They have been 
going on and on during the 65 years, now 
making the rounds twice a year. They have 
been lost in the mail only once and every one 
had to write another. For 27 years, all of the 
seventeen girls who graduated in 1887 were 
the writers. Now, we are five, and our class 
numerals tell the age of two of us! 

This year, we are again asked for a 
'Paper Reunion' as we are sure that 'We 
are not going.' Five of the letters in the May 
1947 Bulletin might represent us today. 
Eliza Atwell Browne died in 1949. Her loy- 
alty to the school lives on. In her will she 
made an unrestricted gift of Si 0,000 to 
Abbot Academy. 

First, our 'Grandmother' Sophia Walker 
Piper. Her letters are always short and to the 
point. They are filled with love for '87 and 
loyalty to Abbot; with sorrow for anything 



that goes wrong with her friends. She gave 
up house-keeping and is glad of the benefits 
of a good Rest Home not far from her old 
home-town and family. 'Son Sam' and fa- 
mily give her much happiness. 

I wish you could see the photo that 
Jeanie Carter Prall sent of four generations. 
She and daughter Marion are in the center 
surrounded by son Russell (our "class baby"), 
his wife and their three sons and the families 
of two. Among them are six great-grand- 
children; and the oldest is named for our 
Jeanie. Jean's determination each day is to 
help Marion, who has thirty or more lively 
youngsters in a Nursery School in their 
home. She does the family letter-writing, 
always on hand for callers, arranges family 
parties and always ready to help where 
needed. She would tell you that because of 
lameness she has to have the aid of two 
crutches. 

We have another mother-daughter team 
in our group — Angie Dunton Purrington and 
Hilda. They often call on Jeanie and Marion. 
Angie is interested in a Lending Library 
that she has in her home for the benefit of 
her Club; she often writes book notes for 
their small publication. Hilda's Y.W.C.A. 
work in another city makes a long day for 
her (and for Angie) but she knows that her 




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mother attends to things at home. They are 
of one mind about church, motoring, pic- 
nics, theatre and visits. Last summer they 
called on Sophia and such a welcome! They 
called me on the phone while motoring from 
Kentucky. Angie does not miss a chance to 
talk with an Abbot girl. 

Jeannie Jillson tells of the comforts and 
pleasures of Pilgrim Place in Claremont, 
Calif., and of the books she reads to the 
members of her Club. We remember that 
she was on the Draper Readings and we 
know that she has not forgotten Prof. 
Churchill's instruction. (Who can forget his 
characters from Dickens!) For three years 
she has had a part in a very successful 
Pageant put on by the retired missionaries 
who live in Pilgrim Place. Always, she 
writes about her flowers. She is not far from 
a niece and her family. 

As for myself — I am glad to be one of 
fifty women who live in Amasa Stone House 
of The Home for Aged Women. My chief 
duty and pleasure is having charge of the 
books that the Judd Fund Dept. of our Pub- 
lic Library sends to us every three weeks. 
I have given up doing volunteer work in the 
Library of our Cleveland Museum of Art. 
This year I am not going to Minneapolis to 
meet my brother George (Phillips '86) in the 
homes of his daughter and another niece. I 
am contented with visits in the Cleveland 
homes of a grandniece and her two brothers, 
also with a cousin's family in Hudson, Ohio. 

I will close as I did in my 1947 letter in the 
Bulletin — With best wishes to the Class 
of 1952 and congratulations to all students 
who have spent part of their school days at 
Abbot in Andover. 

Sincerely yours, 

Harriet H. Thwing 

'"87 generally closed our business meetings 
with the tune, Greenville, especially when in 
difficulty, beautifully and skillfully rendered 
on the piano. Ho! Ho! — those were the 
good old days! 

"The following is where I stand now as 
always — 

'We would see Jesus — the great Rock 

Foundation 
Whereon our feet were set with sovereign 

grace; 
Not life nor death, with all their agitation 
Can thence remove us, if we see His face.' " 
Sophia Walker Piper 



1889 

The class of 1889 wishes to express its 
sorrow and regret over the death of Miss E. 
Kathleen Jones, one of its beloved members, 



and a loyal and devoted alumna. 



A.G.S. 



Flora Mason writes, "After sixteen winters 
in South Carolina and one in California, I 
have spent this one at home and have had a 
grand time having interior renovations in my 
house. You ought to see my beautiful kitchen! 
I lived in chaos for two months, but it was 
worth it." 

1892 

Sixtieth Reunion 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. Car- 
penter, 84 Central Street, Andover, Mass. 

The following letters were received for the 
paper reunion: 

"Across the miles my greetings go out to 
Abbot and my classmates and friends — I 
regret that I am unable to greet you in per- 
son, but circumstances seem to make it im- 
possible. 

"Living in Andover, I was only an Abbot 
day scholar, but I still remember the first 
day I entered Abbot and my pride at being 
a 'Fern Sem,' as the girls were called in 
those long-ago days. Those days are still 
very vivid in my memory and I often recall 
them. What a thrill it gave me to be invited 
by a Draper Hall girl to dinner, or to be in 
one of the plays — though I only took the 
part of a fairy ! But dressed in a white tarla- 
tan dress with gold stars all over it, a gold 
wand to move and a crown of gold stars on 
my head, was all that could be desired! 

"It always gives me pleasure to receive the 
Bulletin and in almost every issue I find 
items of interest about girls I used to know. 

"Until ten years ago I lived in the East — 
but now I am living just outside of Chicago. 
The contrast between New England and the 
Middle West is quite striking, but I am thor- 
oughly enjoying this different part of the 
country." 

Most sincerely, 

Mary D. Coy 

"The time has come, yet how remote and 
improbable, in those happy days of old, was 
the thought of a sixtieth reunion. I am look- 
ing forward with great zest to May 3 1 and to 
meeting with you of '92. 



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"I am still maintaining a home in Keene, 
New Hampshire, where my summers are 
spent and where I should be happy to see 
each one. My winters are divided between 
Castle Hot Springs, Arizona, and Hanover, 
Indiana; in Arizona, with my daughter, 
Miriam, and in Hanover, with my other 
daughter, Catherine, the wife of Professor 
John Yarnelle of Hanover College." 

Josephine Rounsevel Coffin 

"I am sorry to have to say that it will be 
impossible for me to come this year, as I had 
the misfortune of fracturing my hip this past 
summer (coming home from the beach, I 
slipped on the wet pavement during a sudden 
down-pour.) However, it is healing nicely, 
so it should not be long before I am on my 
feet again. 

"For the past few years I have been living 
in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in a very pleasant 
elevator apartment. My daughter is head 
librarian in the Thomas Jefferson High 
School, which is an all-boys' school. My son, 
Knight, is Editor of Invoices at the Bayonne 
Naval Supply Depot. He is a graduate of 
Harvard, and has taken graduate work at 
New York University, New York School of 
Music and Art, New England Conservatory, 
and others. Zillah, my daughter, received 
her Bachelor's degree from Wellesley and 
her graduate Library Science degree from 
Simmons. I am always happy to hear about 
Abbot, as my memories of my life while 
there are very pleasant." 

Ida Soule Prophett 

"It would give me great pleasure to attend 
Abbot's Commencement once more, but due 
to my age and infirmities, it would be impos- 
sible. 

"There are only two living of the graduat- 
ing class of '92, Clara Sanborn, of Taos, New 
Mexico, and myself. We write to each other 
about once a year. 

"I will be eighty-one years old in June, and 
I have three children, six grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren. They make life 
interesting for me. In 1944, just the day 
after the fiftieth anniversary of our marriage, 
my husband passed on. 

"My memories of the past are very vivid 
and are a source of pleasure to me and I en- 
joy recalling my days at Abbot, but they 
would not interest the present generation." 

Emilie Staats Carter 



Did you know that 

16% of Abbot's alumnae con- 
tributed to the Fund? 

Let's bring it up to 25% this year! 



1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norwin S. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nichols), 63 Carpenter 
Street, Manchester, N. H. 

1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edgar G. Holt 
(Hanna Green), 8 Chestnut Street, Win- 
chester, Mass. 

1897 

Fifty-fifth Reunion 

The following letters were received for the 
"paper" reunion: 

"It will be quite out of the question for me 
to go to Andover on the reunion dates. I 
have been away a very long time — since 
mid-November — and I have commitments 
that will keep me busy through the Spring 
and Summer months. 

"I was in library work for 46 years, taking 
two years out to work in the Dean's office of 
Dartmouth College and to help my father, 
who was then Dean, to issue a ten-year 
General Catalog of the Dartmouth alumni. 
I had an interestingly varied library career 
and, for a time, was a library organizer, 
which is a sort of trained-nurse to sick libra- 
ries, which took me into various small towns. 
I have been in large libraries too, Boston 
Public, Springfield City, and my last posi- 
tion, from which I resigned in 1946, was that 
of Head Cataloguer, for 27 years, in Dart- 
mouth College Library, Hanover, N. H. 
For two years, at one time, I had charge of 
the library of Atlanta University in Georgia, 
which put me into the midst of the Negro 
question and gave me an interesting slant on 
life. Following that, and because the Georgia 
experience was physically hard, I became a 
'white' person again and, for four years, was 
librarian for New Hampshire University in 
Durham. I was very frail as a young girl, but 
the years have brought me health and 
strength, for which I am duly grateful. Now, 
a happy and contented retired person, I busy 
myself with various things and am 'the 



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aunt in the background' in the home of my 
married niece in YVilliamstown. There are 
young people and small children in the 
home and they all bring added interests to 
me. 

"I wish you good weather and all success 
in your reunion plans." 

Sincerely, 

Martha Flagg Emerson 

Dear Classmates of '97: 

I wonder how many of our class will be 
able to attend our 55th reunion, so many 
have passed on. 

My husband and I hope to celebrate our 
golden anniversary in '52. We are still hale 
and hearty as we have been blessed with 
excellent health. We get great pleasure from 
our two children and our four grandchildren. 
Our oldest grandson, Frank III, is a sopho- 
more in college and is an excellent athlete 
which delights his grandfather. Our youn- 
gest granddaughter, just ten, lives with us as 
well as her mother, Betty, Abbot '30. My 
garden club interests have kept me on my 
toes and I have made such delightful con- 
tacts throughout Connecticut. 

Most cordial greetings to my classmates. 

Frances Hinkley Quinby 

"When I was asked to send a letter for the 
Abbot Bulletin I felt that there were no 
words adequate to express my devotion to 
Abbot. My days at the school, the loyal 
friendships made, have left me with memo- 
ries I have cherished through the years. 

"I have been privileged to attend three 
New York Abbot Club meetings and was 
welcomed in a most gracious manner. At the 
March twenty-second meeting this year I 
met one of my classmates, Marian Priest 
Fuller, and it was a great pleasure to meet 
our new Alumnae Secretary, Miss Jane 
Sullivan. 

"Always my best wishes to Abbot." 

Lillian Miller Troutman 

"This short note is to acknowledge the 
cordial letter from the Alumnae Secretary 
and to add my hearty greetings in the 
"Paper" Reunion. I was one of the three 
who attended our 50th Reunion and was 
much interested in the various changes at 
the school, and I even visited my former 
room over the front door! 

"After leaving Abbot in '97 I attended the 
Chicago Kindergarten College for three 



years — that has now developed into the 
"National College of Education" in Evan- 
ston, Illinois. 

"At present we are 'back east' and I am 
the happy grandmother of a small boy. 

"Activity in our Woman's Club, in Hospi- 
tal Aid Work, and hooking and braiding 
rugs all help to keep me well, happy and 
young at 76. 

"My husband at 79 is a very popular 
Scout Master of a troop of 35 Boy Scouts. 

"Being unable to attend the reunion, I 
shall look forward to the May Bulletin as 
this idea of letters should prove most inter- 
esting. 

"My cordial greeting to you all." 

Edith Morton Yoder 

Gertrude Ware Bunce reports the birth of 
a great-grandnephew. 

1898 

Amy Stork Kydd's husband has been re- 
tired for three years. Her son, John, is un- 
married and is working for the Telephone 
Company. 

1901 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox Street, Lawrence, Mass. 

The class extends its sympathy to Jose- 
phine Pope whose sister died January 26, 
1952, in Auburndale, Mass. 

1902 
Fiftieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. H. P. Poore 
(Mildred A. Mooers), 370 Ames Street, 
Lawrence, Mass. 

Mildred Mooers Poore has a new grandson, 
born April 2, 1952 to her son, Dr. George 
Poore of Euclid, Ohio. 

1903 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John McBride 
(Helen Packard), 58 Neal Street, Portland, 
Maine. 

1904 

Elizabeth Schneider writes, "I have no 
news unless my summer vacations are news. 
During recent years, I have flown to Ber- 
muda for six or eight weeks, and have greatly 
enjoyed the swimming, the views, the flow- 
ers, and the friendly and hospitable island- 
ers. Before and after the Bermuda trips, I 
have visited my brother's home in Oyster 
Bay, Long Island, where five small children 



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make life fairly exciting. This coming sum- 
mer, I expect to divide my time between 
Andover and Oyster Bay." 

1905 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. William S. 
Knickerbocker (Frances W. Cutler), 33 
Clarke Street, Newton Centre 59, Mass. 

1906 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Reeve Chip- 
man (Constance Parker), 5 Morton Street, 
Andover, Mass. 

1907 

Forty-fifth Reunion 

To date I have heard from eleven of our 
class of eighteen. I would say "travel" 
seems to be our greatest common denomina- 
tor! Easterners going west, westerners going 
south, husbands planning long-desired trips, 
with, of course, all the grandchildren to be 
visited! It all sounds very gay and festive, 
and we shall want late news to bring to the 
reunion when several of us will gather in 
Andover. For when all is said and done, is 
there any more beautiful spot on earth! 

Alice Webster Brush, 

Reunio.n Chairman 

Mabel Allen Buxton has spent another 
winter in Orlando with her mother. She 
hopes to be back in time for reunion. 

Ethel Arens Tyng is back in this country. 
Address: St. Stephen's Rectory, East New 
Market, Maryland. 

Margaret Hall Walker has spent most of 
the winter with her daughter in Los Angeles. 

Jean McEwen Brown writes of the marriage 
of her only son, James, to Louise Reynolds 
of Peterboro, N. H. 

Lee Parsons Cooper writes of her four 
grandchildren. Her husband, Charles Proc- 
tor Cooper, is president of the Presbyterian 
Hospital. 

The class extends its sympathy to Harriet 
Peebles Boal whose husband died in January. 

Our president, Ri Pillsbury Campbell, and 
her husband have been vacationing five 
weeks in Florida. They plan a trip to the 
west coast later, and will stop in Wyoming 
to visit their son and his family. 

Anna May Richards Folsom has seven 
grandchildren. Her only unmarried daugh- 
ter teaches in Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

We are delighted to hear that Marjory 



Bond Crowley, Jack Hukill Leeds, and Mollie 
Jordan Goodrich '06 plan to be at reunion. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjorie Bond), 142 High Street, 
Reading, Mass. 

1908 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Dorothy 
Taylor, 118 Elgin Street, Newton Centre, 
Mass. 

Esther Parker Lovett has a new grandson, 
Richard Parker Lovett, born January 21, 
1952 to her son, Richard. 

Marion Towle Sturgis reports the mar- 
riage of her son, Thompson Towle, to Wil- 
lena Todd High, January 19, 1952 in 
Wilton, Conn. 

1910 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Harold Ham- 
mond (Clarissa Hall), 67 Hyslop Road, 
Brookline 46, Mass. 

Mira Wilson will retire in June after 24 
years as headmistress of the Northfield 
School for Girls. 

1911 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas 
Donald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke 
Street, Andover, Mass. 

Katharine Ordway Parker's eighth grand- 
child, Alan Fletcher Parker, was born Janu- 
ary 30, 1952. He is the son of Scudder 
Parker. 

1913 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret 
Wilkins, 279 No. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 
4, Cal. 

Helen Bowman Janney, off. writes, "I have 
been president of the Muncie (Indiana) 
Matinee Musicale for the past two years, and 
am corresponding secretary of the Indiana 
Federation of Music Clubs. My husband is 
still County Surveyor. My two daughters 
are in Champaign, Illinois. Helen is a com- 
mercial artist, and Catherine is working for 
her master's degree at the University of 
Illinois. Both girls are married. My son, Wil- 
liam, is in advertising in Muncie. My son, 
Ben, graduate of Pasadena Playhouse, ex- 
pects to return to Nantucket, Massachusetts, 
with the Barn Stages Theater this summer." 

The class extends its deep sympathy to 
Helen Danforth Prudden whose husband 
died February 29, 1952 in Orange, Cali- 
fornia. 

Olga Erickson Tucker writes that the class 
has lost its "Round Robin." If any member 



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of the class can solve the mystery, please 
notify Olga. Address: Mrs. Paul R. Tucker, 
319 Tappan Street, Brookline, Mass. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Elsie G. Sloan, 
(Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

The class extends its sympathy to Eliza- 
beth Bartlett Jenks whose husband died 
April 3, 1952 in Bedford, Mass. 

Mary Flynn Bernardin's son, Eugene, was 
married to Carolyn Comfort Riggs of Ando- 
ver, February 9, 1952. 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Elsie Whipple Revill whose mother died 
February 27, 1952 in Santa Ana, Cal. 

1915 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

Aurelia Hillman Sanders writes that her 
husband is a doctor in New York. Her son, 
John Richard, 24, is in service in France. 
Her daughter, Mary Louise, 22, was married 
April 19 to Leonard Gray of Dayton, Ohio. 

1916 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard C. 
Bartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Severna Park, 
Maryland. 

Katharine Odell Randall has become a 
grandmother for the first time. Her youngest 
daughter, Charlotte, had a daughter, Debra, 
January 11, 1952. 

Emma Stohn Larrabee reports the birth of 
a grandson, Mark Edward Larrabee, March 
11, 1952. Her daughter, Janet, will graduate 
in June from Oberlin Conservatory of 
Music. 

Josephine Walker Woodman reports the 
birth of three new grandchildren this year. 
This makes a total of seven. The last was 
born March 4, 1952, to her son, Timothy. 

1917 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman and Class Fund Secre- 
tary: Mrs. Myron S. Chellis (Miriam Bacon), 
15 Raymond Avenue, Beverly, Mass. 

We hope to see all of you on May 3 1 . Re- 
member that your gift to the Abbot Second 
Century Alumnae Fund will be considered a 



Did you know that 

33 girls have scholarships this 
year? 

Of this number, 6 are alumnae 
relatives? 

First consideration for scholar- 
ship assistance is given to 
alumnae relatives? 



part of our class gift, so send your contribu- 
tion before June. 

Miriam Bacon Chellis 

Reunion Chairman 

Esther Hungerford Staub joined the proud 
ranks of grandmothers in March, 1951, when 
her daughter, Suzanne, gave birth to a son. 
"Hunkie's" younger daughter, Sally, was 
married last September to Raymond A. 
Haering of Newton Highlands. 

1918 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. George J. 
Cutler (Velma Rowell), 45 Eliot Street, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Emmavail Luce Severinghaus writes that 
she was sorry neither of her daughters had a 
chance at Abbot. They both went to Bald- 
win near their home as day students. Eliza- 
beth graduated from Cornell in 1950, and 
was married December 16, 1950, to David 
Dingle. After three years at Wellesley her 
daughter, Margaret, transferred to Bryn 
Mawr. She was married June 23, 1951, to 
Dr. Russell S. Boles, Jr. EmmavaiPs eleven- 
year-old son is at Haverford. 

1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore M. 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut Street, 
Winchester, Mass. 

1920 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Robin- 
son, Lakeville, Conn. 

Georgia Warren Gould writes, "In Florida 
this winter I saw Justine Pearsall Baker. Jay 
has been ill for many years with multiple 
scelerosis, and for the past three years has 
been bedridden. Jay's bubbling enthusiasm, 
sense of humor, and infectious laugh are still 
the same. Her mother and her husband are 



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with her. One of her daughters lives near her, 
and her other daughter lives in California. 
Jay's address is: Mrs. Robert Baker, 2310 
Del Mar Place, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

"I have a big noisy family — one daugh- 
ter, four sons, and two grandsons. Only the 
two youngest sons are at home. One of them 
is off to Princeton next year, leaving only 
the thirteen-year-old, John, at home. Only 
is not the word to use, for after school John 
brings an army of boys home with him, and, 
in this climate of rain and snow, that means 
bedlam in the house. My other children live 
near by, so it is continually "grand central" 
at my home, particularly at meals. We hold 
a "Forum of the air" at meal times. I belong 
to an international study group — I simply 
had to do something to give me knowledge 
to combat this bunch of males who are, by 
nature, warmongers and aggressive. It will 
take the women of this country to quell the 
hysteria of the present time. To all Abbot 
graduates and women everywhere, I say 
study the problems of the world, for I firmly 
believe that women can play a tremendous 
part in finding that path to "peace on 
earth and good will to men." 

1921 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. -Richard K. 
Stover (Frances Gasser), Rockwood Road, 
Plandome, N. J. 

Frances Gasser Stover's daughter, Joan, 
was married to Herbert L. Seeger, Jr. on 
February 23, 1952 in Great Neck, Long 
Island. 

1922 
Thirtieth Reunion 

We were thrilled to hear from so many of 
YOU, but we would like to hear from the 
rest of YOU, so we are sending another card 
to all of YOU of '22! 

Remember that your Abbot Second Cen- 
tury Alumnae Fund gift is credited toward 
our Class Reunion Gift. 

DON'T FORGET OUR SPECIAL 
PLANS FOR ALUMNAE DAY. 

Open House for Jane Baldwin at Helen's 
house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Our class dinner and meeting at Sally 
Bodwell Houghton's Fieldstones at 6:45 p.m. 

Yours for a wonderful reunion! 

Helen Knight Wilkinson 
Kay Weeks Plaisted 

Reunion Chairmen 



Millicent Bartlett Holmberg, off. is building 
a new home near Elsinore, California. Her 
two older children are both married, and 
have two children each. Her four grand- 
children range from 2 to 4V2 years. 

Isabel Brown Lee writes: "I certainly am 
coming to reunion. My family consists of 
three children, two boys and a girl. My old- 
est son is married and has two children. See 
you in May." 

Mildred Bnrford Dildy is sorry she can't 
come back. She has a son in the Air Force, 
and a daughter who is a freshman at Sweet 
Briar. 

Jimmy Burr Sanders, off. reports, "My 
daughter, Barbara, lives in Natick and is 
very busy with a lively 3 ^-year-old son. 
Barb graduated from Abbot in '42. My 
youngest daughter, Carol, graduate of Colby 
Junior College, is also a busy young lady and 
leading an interesting life in Germany. She is 
with U.S.A.F.E. Headquarters, and con- 
nected with the Intelligence Department. 
See you May 31st." 

K. Damon Kletzien writes, "It will be 
quite impossible for me to be in Andover for 
reunion, but I do hope you'll have a wonder- 
ful turnout. Best wishes to you all. I have two 
girls in college, one at Dickinson, near Har- 
risburg, Pa., and one at Mount Holyoke; 
and two boys in public school here. My 
husband is in charge of the laboratory at the 
Nutritional Research Clinic at Pennsylvania 
Hospital in Philadelphia. We love Swarth- 
more." 

Dorothea Flagg Smith, off. says, "Have 
had a busy year moving from Virginia to 
Maine, one daughter graduating from pre- 
paratory school, and older daughter's wed- 
ding last June. I'm eager to see my class- 
mates of 1922 in June." 

Sister Mary Anselm (Katherine Gage) 
will be in school at the time of reunion. She 
is teaching at St. Mary's School in Sewanee, 
Tennessee. 

Juliet Haskell Carrington writes, "Very 
sorry I can't be with you, but even this far 
ahead I had made other plans for that week- 
end. I'm living in East Orange and working 
in Hoboken. My son, George, is at Harvard 
working on an M.A. in English, and Juliet 
is busy homemaking in Wynnewood, Penn- 
sylvania." 

Virginia Hemingway Spayde, off. will be 
unable to attend reunion. She teaches 
kindergarten in a public school in Muncie, 



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Did you know that 

The alumnae raised $4603.50 
for scholarships? 

The average scholarship grants 
amount to $15,000 each year? 



Indiana. She spends her summers in north- 
ern Michigan. 

Olive Howard Vance plans to attend re- 
union. She writes, "We are somewhat set- 
tled in our new home, and I love having a 
small house — quite a novelty for us. Our 
youngest son, Peter, is engaged to Barbara 
Campbell of Wellesley, and expects to be 
married next summer. Our youngest daugh- 
ter graduates from New England Hospital 
School of Nursing this spring. '52 will be 
quite a year for us." 

"Greetings to you all. Really wish I could 
join you for our thirtieth. Jim, our eldest, was 
married last June, and is now living in Bos- 
ton. Peter graduated from Annapolis last 
year and is now aboard the Salem, while our 
youngest, John, keeps himself and us busy in 
high school. Time marches on, but we like 

Barbara Sands Sherman 

Marian Saunders Cheesborough writes, 
"Certainly plan to be with you for our 
'30th' if it is humanly possible. I am re- 
cuperating from a rather serious abdominal 
operation so it depends on a lot of circum- 
stances whether I make it. Here's hoping!" 

Janet Warren Winslow is coming to re- 
union. She writes, "Our oldest daughter is in 
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, buying teen-age 
clothes for a department store and thorough- 
ly enjoying it. Susan is a junior here at 
Needham High School, and trying to decide 
which college would like her best in 1953." 

The class extends its sympathy to Kath- 
rine Weeks Plaisted whose father died Febru- 
ary IC J> J 952- 

"Wish I could be with you. The last one 
was real good. Andover is mighty far from 
Richmond — time and expense to a working 
girl. I am expecting a visit from Susie Root 
Adams and her husband in March as they 
are to be on a southern trip." 

Anne C. Whinery 

From Dorothy Williams Davidson we hear, 
"Our family is growing up. We have a son, 



Malcolm, at Middlebury College, a daughter, 
Margaret, at Walnut Hill School, and a little 
daughter, Mary Faith, in the fourth grade 
in the Wellesley schools. We enjoy summers 
in Maine together." Dorothy plans to attend 
reunion. 

The following expect to return on May 
31st: Jane Baldwin, Gwen Bloomfield Tillson, 
Sally Bodwell Houghton, Barbara Goss, 
Elizabeth Hutchinson Bluntschli, Carol Ire- 
dell, off., Margaret Potter Kensinger, and 
Alice Tower Kirkby, off. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Samuel A. 
Smith, Jr. (Alice Van Schmuss), 106 Hobart 
Ave., Summit, N.J. 

1923 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Walter B. 
Booth (Dorothy Taylor), 312 North High- 
land Street, Arlington, Va. 

Margery Moon Ziegfeld, off., writes, "My 
older daughter, Ann (Mrs. D. K. Knight), is 
living in Pasadena, and has a three-year-old 
daughter and a two-year-old son. My 
younger daughter, Margery, expects to 
graduate from the University of Michigan in 
June." 

Dolores Osborne Hall reports, "My husband 
has resigned as rector of St. James' Episcopal 
Church, effective the end of June. It means 
his retirement from the ministry. We are 
hunting for a new home somewhere around 
Greater Boston. I have a position with the 
Personal Book Shop starting October first." 

1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A. John 
Holden (Polly Bullard), R.F.D. 1, Mont- 
pelier, Vermont. 

Shirley Fowler Otto's daughter, Adrienne, 
is a freshman at Elmira College in Elmira, 
N. Y. Her daughter, Martha-Anne, is 
eleven, and hopes to come to Abbott." 

1925 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert H. 
Marsh (Dorothy Beeley), 175 Heard Street, 
Worcester 3, Mass. 

Frances Howard O'Brien is director of Oc- 
cupational Therapy at City Hospital in 
New York. 

The class extends its sympathy to Char- 
lotte Kitchin Sears whose father died April 9, 
I952- 



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1927 

Twenty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Leonard M. 
Fowle (Nancy Kimball), Grayledges, 36 
Norman Street, Marblehead, Mass. 

News Flash for '271TES! 
Those who have run the gamut of re- 
unions say, on looking back, that the 25th 
beats them all. Now it's our turn to look 
forward to this happy time, and all we need 
to complete our plans is the presence of each 
one of you. So — come back on May 31st! 
Nancy Kimball Fowle, 

Reunion Chairman 

Gertrude Drummond Hoggson writes "Still 
very occupied with husband, house, garden, 
dog, and job at the Sharon Hospital, but 
hoping to get back to reunion." 

Emily House Maidment sailed April 19th 
for Hawaii. She and her husband are visiting 
relatives. 

Married 

Margaret Cutler Fuller to Clarke Espy, 
January 21, 1952. Address: 2502 Wightman 
Street, San Diego, California. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Irving Gram- 
kow (Margaret Nay), 244 Grove Street, 
Wellesley, Mass. 

1928 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 20 Hudson Street, 
Redwood City, Cal. 

Katharine Adams Birch's son, David, 14, is 
in his first year at Hotchkiss. 

1929 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. 
Kennedy (Roberta Kendall), 87 Cooper 
Avenue, Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Catherine Bowden Barnes writes that she 
called at the school last summer, and was de- 
lighted with the improvements. She has a 
daughter, Susan, aged 2, who is a prospective 
Abbot girl! 

Louise Tobey Dean and her husband are 
working on a documentary film on Multiple 
Scelerosis for TV presentation in the not 
distant future. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jean Schwenninger 
(Polly Warden), a son, Pierre Olivier, 
March 8, 1952. Polly and her husband are 
still living in Grenoble, France. 



1930 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert U. 
Ingraham (Kathie Fellows), 303 Way, 
Kirkwood 22, Missouri. 

Elizabeth Perry Lewis writes that she has 
three children, Lynnette, 10}^, Robert 
Perry, 1Y2, and Elsie Carroll, 1^. Her hus- 
band is employed by the International Com- 
mittee of the Y.M.C.A., and is director of 
The Rural Center of Camolimila, a camp 
and social service project of the Mexico City 
Y.M.C.A. 

1931 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Francis Hol- 
land (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard 
Street, East Lansing, Mich. 

Married 
Mary Smead Justen to Robert Homlar, 
March, 1952. Address: 1929 Upton Avenue, 
Toledo 7, Ohio. 

1932 
Twentieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman and Class Fund Sec- 
retary: Mrs. E. Kent Allen (Harriet Bolton) 
Graniteville Road, Westford, Mass. 

Dorothy Reinhart Cornell was married to 
W. W. Costello on March 22, 1952. 

1933 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Harry L. 
Hansen (Carolyn Guptill), 41 Woodland 
Road, Lexington, Mass. 

Lois Chapman Greene is food manager at 
the Hotel Statler in Boston, Mass. 

Elizabeth Gay Nelson, off., writes that she 
has six children ranging in age from seven 
months to seventeen years. Her oldest son, 
Alan, is attending Middlesex School in 
Concord, Mass. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Prescott (Ada 
Carlson), a fourth child and second daugh- 
ter, Nancy Ann, November 9, 1951. 

1935 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 25 Magnolia 
Street. Bergenfield, N.J. 

Helen Heald Rader writes, "I now have 
two sons, John Frank III, aged i}/£, and 
Philip Spendelow, born March 2, 1952." 

The class learned with regret of the death 
of Carol Prudden Dinkel's father, February 
29> J 952- 



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Married 
Georgeanna Gabeler Casper, aff., to James 
K. Selden of And over, January 29, 1952. 

1936 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S. 
Loring (Anne Russell), 321 North Aurora 
Street, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Bragg, Jr. 
(Mary Dooley), a third child and first 
daughter, Cathy, February 7, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nudd (Elea- 
nor Wells), a second daughter, Jean Flor- 
ence, January 14, 1952. 

1937 
Fifteenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. H. Guyford 
Stever (Louise Risley), 36 Fairmont Street, 
Belmont, Mass. 

Thelma Cutter Luenberger's husband has 
been transferred to the Pentagon, and they 
have bought a new home in Falls Church, 
Virginia. Thelma hopes to get to reunion, 
and sends best wishes to everyone. 

Jean Nevius sends best wishes to all. She is 
very busy in the last term of another teaching 
year. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. William Rock (Alice 
Brennan, aff.), a fifth son, February 21, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robbins (Bar- 
bara Kelley), a third child and second son, 
Richard Charnley, August 26, 1951. Susan 
is nine, and Charles is five. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McFarland 
(Elizabeth Swint), a daughter, Beth, Janu- 
ary 16, 1952. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Roy E. Haber- 
land (Ruth Hill), 20 Carpenter Road, Wal- 
pole, Mass. 

1938 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Michael P. 
Crocker (Rosa Fletcher), Wood View, Bel 
Air, Maryland. 

The class was sorry to learn of the death of 
Frederick Phelps, husband of Patricia Hotch- 
kiss Phelps. 

The class was sorry to learn of the death of 
Ruth Pond Junker's mother, February 17, 
1952. 

Sally Sutor Parsons and her husband are 
now living in Waterville, Maine. Her hus- 



band is working with the Keyes Fibre Com- 
pany. 

Mary Toohey is supervisor of the Labora- 
tory School of The University of Hawaii. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Small (Joan 
Brown), a first child, Jonathan Wayne, 
March 3, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Ross (Calla 
Owen, aff.), a third child and first son, Don- 
ald Richard, October 28, 1951. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. 
Pearson (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor Street, 
Lowell, Mass. 

Among the Americans to escape the 
storming and gutting of Cairo's famed 
Shepheard's Hotel, January 27, 1952, was 
Mary Curtis. She was uninjured. Mary was 
in Cairo with an Italian opera company. 

The class was sorry to learn of the death of 
Peggy Prudden's father, February 29, 1952. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. O'Hagan 
(Mary Woodman), a fourth child and second 
daughter, Anne Elizabeth, June 6, 1951. 

1940 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. William 
Scheft (Gertrude Wind), 81 Annawam 
Road, Waban, Mass. 

The class extends sincere sympathy to 
Molly Chase Foster, whose mother died 
February 25, 1952. 

Pat Elliot Ettele writes, "We're still apart- 
ment dwellers in Fresh Meadows, a lovely 
community-type development on Long 
Island. We have an 'upstairs' and 'down- 
stairs' with a small patio facing a little park 
and playground. We hope that Nancy Jean 
(now 8 months old), will be an Abbot girl, 
class of 1968 (?). She and David, 2^ years, 
are such good friends that we'll probably 
have to send him to P. A. to keep peace in 
the family!" 

Nancy Harrison is still working at the 
Children's Medical Center, which is now in 
the new Jimmy Building. This building is 
devoted to research and the care of children 
with cancer. Nancy would be glad to show 
this unique clinic to any Abbot girls in the 
vicinity. 



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Jean Moir Miller and her husband have 
bought a home in Rumford, R. I. 

The class was shocked to learn of the sud- 
den death of Ruth Poore Spurr's i } ^-year-old 
daughter, Carolyn, February 25, 1952, and 
extends deep sympathy to Ruth and her 
husband. 

We hear from Libby Travis Sollenberger, 
"We are temporarily at Westover Air Force 
Base near Springfield, Mass., where Harold 
is flying transport planes to Europe. This is 
our thirteenth home in eight years! The 
boys love it, and can hardly wait to move 
again. Robin is six, and Richard almost 
two." 

Doris Sawyer Hoar writes, "We have 
moved to a lovely pink stucco house over- 
looking Sudbury River in Concord, Mass. 
Stephanie is 7, and Alexander is almost 3. 
Our family will be complete in June, plus 
a cocker, three hunting dogs, and a gorgeous 
cat. It is hard to believe we were roaming 
the campus twelve years ago." 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. David R. Hooker (Anna 
Clement), a second daughter, Christine, 
November 17, 1951. Anna is living in La 
Canada, California. She has another daugh- 
ter, 2}/2 years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln W. Haynes 
(Margaret Meyer), a daughter, Eleanor 
Marie, December 23, 1951. 

1941 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Sue Long, 
405 54th Street, New York 22, N. Y. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Altorfer 
(Mary Elizabeth Erkert), a third son. Robert 
Christian, January 28, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Blackmore 
(Polly Packard), a son, Timothy Williams, 
November 11, 1951. He is their sixth baby, 
and fourth son. Polly writes, "We're a big, 
busy family and enjoy each other so much. 
None of the children go to school yet, so you 
can imagine how much there is going on 
here, at least twelve hours out of every 
twenty-four." 

1942 

Tenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. James J. O. 
Stone (Rose Wind), 267 Ash Street, Brock- 
ton, Mass. 



Margaret Goodman Decker writes, "I am 
sorry to miss reunion, but I will be en route 
from Georgia to our home on Lake Michigan 
then. 

"However, I hope to be living in or near 
Cambridge by next fall as my husband will 
be back at Harvard to work on his M.S. 
He started once before in 1950, when we 
were just back from Turkey, but was inter- 
rupted by a trip to Korea and a tour at Ft. 
Benning. This time we will have three 
daughters in tow, our third girl having been 
born in October, 1950. 

"I am hoping to see some Abbot faces in 
Cambridge." 

Ninon Lacey Chaet's husband is teaching 
painting at Yale in the department of Fine 
Arts. Ninon has an art class for children at 
the Museum. 

Bunny Shaw Sickler writes, "I have added 
a daughter, Jo Anne, to my family of three 
sons. She was born November 17, 1951. 
Duncan is now 4}^, and recovered quite 
nicely from polio. He has to have another 
operation in April. This will be his ninth! 
He was born with a cleft palate, hair lip, and 
no cartilage in his nose, but this plastic sur- 
gery is wonderful and it is now hardly 
noticeable. Johnny, age 2J/2, is a dream to 
look at and a little demon. Bob, age i^, is 
another active little boy. I'm doing quite a 
bit of singing — hospital shows for veterans, 
benefits, and church work. Not having any 
help slows me down a little in outside activi- 
ties, but I've managed to keep going with 
some of it." 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Bean (Marilyn 
Barlow), a daughter, Marsha Adams, Janu- 
ary 27, 1952. Marilyn and her husband are 
going to Salonika, Greece this summer. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Darwin W. 
Heath (Sue Bates), Winding Lane, R.D. 3, 
Media, Pa. 

1943 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. David Ewing 
(Betsy Bennett), Sherman Hall, Soldiers 
Field, Boston 63, Mass. 

Hilton McLain graduated from Michigan 
University Law School, and plans to prac- 
tice law in New York. 

Engaged 
Isabel Wiggin to Dr. Frederick Clement 
McDuffie of Andover, Mass. Dr. McDuffie 
was srraduated from St. Paul's School, and 



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attended Harvard College. He was gradu- 
ated from Harvard Medical School in June, 
1 95 1, and is interning at the Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rockhill Gray 
(Margaret Janssen, off.), a first child, James 
Bennett, April i, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boynton (Bar- 
bara Lindsay), a third son, William Lindsay, 
April 6, 1952. 

1944 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris, Jr. (Marion Stevens), Marling 
Avenue, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Molly Hubbard Mercer is living in Paris. 
Jerry is working for the Mutual Security 
Administration. He is a foundry specialist 
sent over with a group of seven other men to 
help the French increase their production 
measure. She expects to be in Paris for ap- 
proximately six months, and then hopes to 
go to Italy. 

Molly writes, "We arrived in Paris on 
January second, and were left alone to make 
out for ourselves. Jay was sent to work im- 
mediately. One noon when I was tired and 
feeling lower than can be, eating by myself 
at the American Embassy Restaurant, I saw 
a familiar face.... I couldn't believe my 
eyes. Well, I finished lunch, and on my way 
out I very stubbornly stood in front of the 
girl .... when she looked up, a look of recog- 
nition came over her face. I did know her 
. . . .Ellie Cahill! I can't tell you how good it 
was to see her. She's been over here working 
at the Embassy for two years." 

Priscilla Stevens Rutherford writes, "My 
husband is in his third year of medicine. I 
have two fine sons, two and under, and with 
laundry, housekeeping, etc., I keep busy 
enough." 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Thompson 
Viele (Nancy Emerson), a daughter, Cath- 
erine Warren, December 2, 1951. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cain, Jr. (Aagot 
Hinrichsen), a third child and first daughter, 
Carolyn Dale, January 29, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Turkanis (Ruth 
Kirstein), a son, Richard Irving, October 3, 

I95I- 

To Mr. and Mrs. William I. At wood 

(Margaret Travis), a son, Jeffrey Travis, 
February 19, 1952. 



1945 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Molly Rob- 
bins, 75 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, L. I., 
N. Y. 

Janet Mitchell Poole writes that she is a 
registered Occupational Therapist working 
at City Hospital in New York. She is working 
under the direction of Frances Howard 
O'Brien '25. Her husband is working in an 
advertising agency. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Pawle (Mar- 
tha Boynton), a second son, George Boynton, 
December 30, 1951. Riggie was two years 
old in March. Martha's husband is in his 
third year at Tufts Medical School. 



1946 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter J. Blak- 
ney (Mary Burton), 38 The Fairway, Upper 
Montclair, N.J. 

Nancy Thomas Whitcomb writes, "We are 
busy getting ready to move on May first into 
a new house. Also, we are expecting our 
third child around the first of July. New 
address: Parade Hill Lane, New Canaan, 
Conn. 

Engaged 

Sally North to Charles Bernard Jones of 
Lynn, Mass. Mr. Jones served with the Navy 
for six years during World War II. 

Carolyn M. Teeson to Ross S. Keller of 
Ridgewood, New Jersey. Carolyn is assistant 
editor of Foods and Accessories with the 
magazine, Living for Young Americans. Mr. 
Keller attended Mercersburg Academy and 
graduated from the University of Missouri. 
He is associated with the Stouffer Corpora- 
tion in New York City. The wedding will 
take place May 31. 

Mavis Twomey to George N. Cox, Jr. of 
Methuen, Massachusetts. 

Deborah Wiggin, off., to Braley Abbot 
Cameron of Concord, Massachusetts. Mr. 
Cameron is a graduate of Harvard College 
and Harvard Business School. A summer 
wedding is planned. 

Married 

Inga Elliot, off., to Alfred M. Collins. Ad- 
dress: Box 264, Ancon, C. Z. 

Mary Jenifer Thomas to Howard Daniels 
Peck, February 23, 1952 in Wilmington. 
Delaware. 



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Even though you can't send a 
large amount, send something 
to the Fund. No gift is too small 
to show your interest in helping 
others to share your Abbot heri- 
tage. 



1947 
Fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Ann Aulis, S. 7, 235 
Park Drive, Boston, Mass. 

Helen Long, aff., writes, "It's wonderful to 
get the news of so many of my classmates, 
and I wish I could see some of them. I gradu- 
ated in June, 1952 from Wheelock College 
with a B.S. degree and, after a perfect sum- 
mer in Europe (I ran into Betty Ann Mitchell 
in Paris), I'm now in Jersey teaching kinder- 
garten. I share an apartment with two col- 
lege friends and would love to see some of 
you Abbot girls. We've plenty of room." 
Address: % E. C. Reeves, 470 Prospect 
Street, Ridgewood, N.J. 

Mary Lou Miller Hart, off., writes that her 
husband is working for DuPont in Linden, 
N. J. She would love to see any Abbot girls 
in the vicinity. Address: 129 Newman 
Street, Metuchen, N. J. 

Christine von Goeben, now in Vienna, 
Austria, as a civilian employee of the De- 
partment of the Army, met Ellen Whitaker, 
aff. '48 on The Graben, the Fifth Avenue of 
Vienna. Ellen is taking her junior year in 
Geneva, and spent some of her Christmas 
vacation in Vienna. 

Corallie Hanly spent the summer in 
Maine after graduating from Vassar last 
June. She has had a glorious year visiting 
and traveling from Miami Beach to Mont 
Tremblant. In between trips she has been 
doing substitute teaching. 

Engaged 

Emily Jane Brown to John M. Reynolds 
of Lowell, Mass. John graduated from Holy 
Cross College and Harvard Law School. He 
served with the Army during World War II, 
and is now with the government in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Mildred Doris Kreis to Attorney Orwin 
Bradford Griffin, Jr. of Litchfield, Connecti- 
cut. Orwin was graduated from Phillips 
Andover Academy. After serving in the 



Army, he graduated from Yale and Yale 
Law School. He is associated with the legal 
department of the Hartford Accident and 
Indemnity Company. 

Carolyn Sackett to Kenneth M. Coleburn, 
Jr. of Norwalk, Conn. Mr. Coleburn attend- 
ed Williston Academy and was graduated 
from Middlebury College in 1950. He is 
with the Friden Calculator Company. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Peisch (Jay Ko- 
lins), a son, David Ian, April 8, 1952. 

1948 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara A. 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Lee Booth Witwer writes that her husband 
is with the Foreign Service and expects 
orders overseas soon. They will probably be 
sent somewhere in the Far East. 

Engaged 

Jane Jackson to Ben Parks. She is to be 
married May 29, 1952, and will graduate 
from Stetson University on June 2, 1952 
with a B.S. degree in Business Administra- 
tion. 

Elizabeth Sherwood McConnell to Robert 
F. Barnett, Jr. of Crafton, Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Barnett is a graduate of Phillips Andover 
Academy and Princeton University. He is 
now attending the University of Pennsyl- 
vania Medical School. Betty expects to be 
married June 21. 

Mary Marton to Jack Birge Davenport of 
Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Davenport will 
graduate from Carleton College in June, 
and will enter Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology this fall for advanced study in 
engineering. 

Mary Marton writes, "As a rusty old col- 
lege senior, I have finally begun to pass off 
various duties to unsuspecting little under- 
classmen. It has been much fun working in 
the radio station as director of the nightly 
hour-and-a-half program of classical music, 
and also as a music-and-sound-technician 
for recorded dramas. Also my position as 
publicity chairman for the Co-op organiza- 
tion is cheerfully turned over to another 
person, with few regrets! Among present 
activities include studying for Senior Com- 
prehensives in my major field, history; writ- 
ing a thesis on the history of Czechoslovakia; 
trying to read ten books for the oral part of 



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the Comprehensives; and last, but by no 
means the least, I am in the middle of the 
many many plans necessary for a big wed- 
ding on June 20. 

"Tentative plans for next fall include one 
year at Katherine Gibbs in Boston, a sum- 
mer course in publishing at Radcliffe Col- 
lege, and then a job with Time magazine, 
I hope!" 

Married 
Brigid Bisgood to Lt. Neal McGrath 
Galusha, December 1, 1951 at the Air Base 
Chapel at Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. They 
expect to remain in Germany for two years. 
Brigid would appreciate hearing from any 
Abbot girls in the vicinity. 

1949 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, L. I., N. Y. 

Freddy Brown has been named head of 
Beebe House at Wellesley next year 

Joan Oven is still at Sarah Lawrence. She 
plans to go to Europe this summer for two 
months. 

Esther Peirce is in charge of publicity for 
" the "Spring Song" of the McGill Choral 
Society. She is in her third year at McGill. 

Nancy Rogal is a junior at the Simmons 
College School of Library Science. 

Engaged 

Joan Gallagher to Lt. Zenas Crocker, 3rd, 
Oyster Harbors. Lt. Crocker was graduated 
from Chauncey Hall and served three years 
in the Army during World War II. He at- 
tended Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology before being recalled to active duty. 

Tita Gonzalez to Peter R. Mann of Los 
Angeles, California. Peter is an alumnus of 
Dartmouth. They expect to be married on 
July 10, and will live in Los Angeles. Tita 
will complete her last year of college at 
U.C.L.A. 

Elinor Castle Massie to John Edmonds 
Stalford of Sea Cliff, Long Island, N. Y. Mr. 
Stalford was graduated in February from 
Bowdoin College, and is now with J. P. 



Morgan and Company, Inc., in New York 
City. 

Jane Noss to Paul A. McEnderfer of Den- 
ver, Colorado. Mr. McEnderfer is attending 
Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior St., Chippewa Falls, 
Wis. 

Janie Gafill visited at Abbot during the 
past semester. This summer she and Alice 
Russell are going to Europe. They are look- 
ing forward to the new experience. 

Peggy Lurton entertained Marjorie Baker, 
Georgette Davis, Julia Holt, Coralie Hu- 
berth, Ann Moser, Eva Sontum, and Martha 
Warner at a tea at her home in Scarsdale, 
N. Y. 

Engaged 
Barbara Baldwin to Mark Winslow Potter 
of Ossining, New York. Mr. Potter will 
graduate from Yale in June. 

Mary Alice Dodge, off., to James Thurston 
Bailey of Whitefield, N. H. Mr. Bailey is a 
graduate of Vermont Academy and the 
University of New Hampshire where he is 
now doing graduate study toward his mas- 
ter's degree. 

1951 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Carolin Furst, 
Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 

Pat Driscoll is secretary of Freshman 
Y.W.C.A. and on the Town Hall Board at 
Hood College. 

Susan Kimball made the Freshman 
hockey and squash team at Vassar. She has a 
scholarship in singing and is a member of the 
Vassar glee club. She is also a member of the 
Madrigal Singing group which has about 
ten members. 

Joan Morrison is a member of the fresh- 
man choir at Mount Holyoke. Members are 
chosen on a competitive basis. 

Polly Paradise is a Freshman representa- 
tive to the Assembly at Mount Holyoke. 
She played on the Freshman hockey team 
last fall, and is a member of the Dance Club . 






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Cum Laude — 1952 

Mary Dozier Hawes Anne Anderson Lord 

Susan Smith Hunter Anne Leighton Sanborn 



News from Abbot Clubs 

Boston 

The spring luncheon of the Alumnae Association and the annual meet- 
ing of the Boston Abbot Club was held at the Junior League House on April 
5. Mr. Patrick Morgan of the Art Department of Phillips Andover Academy 
was the guest speaker and discussed modern trends in art. Miss Hearsey 
brought news of Abbot. Chaloemkwan Krishnamra '52 of Bangkok, Siam, 
did several Siamese dances in costume. 



Chicago 

The spring meeting was held April 27. 

Connecticut 

The annual luncheon meeting was held at Light House Inn, New Lon- 
don on April 25. Officers were elected for the coming year. Miss Hearsey and 
Miss Sullivan discussed Abbot activities. 

Eastern Maine 

The annual meeting will be held July 12. 

New York 

A large gathering of alumnae from the New York area met at Schrafft's 
on March 22. Shirley Young '51 discussed the kinds of independence which 
Abbot develops in its students. Miss Sullivan spoke about new Abbot cus- 
toms, and stressed the continued need for scholarships. 



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Game /sack fiat Alumnae ^bau 

ABBOT BEAUTIFUL 

O Abbot beautiful, guide of our youth, 
Girded with sacrifice, lighted with truth, 
Thee will thy daughters praise, all else above; 
O Abbot beautiful, mother we love! 

O Abbot beautiful, memories dear 
Thrill through our hearts as they turn to thee here: 
Mother, whose tenderness, wisdom and power 
Constant have guarded us, e'en to this hour! 

Here were sweet friendships born, here visions true, 
Here purpose steadfast to dare and to do, 
Here did we consecrate life to the best, 
O Abbot beautiful, at thy behest. 

O Abbot beautiful, mother so dear ! 
Now as we gather to sing to thee here. 
Strengthen our loyalty, help us to prove, 
O Abbot beautiful, worthy thy love. 

Bertha Bailey 




REQUEST FOR NEWS 

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Today's date . 

Maiden Name. . Class. 

Married Name 

Address 




Abbot Academy Bulletin 

October 1952 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 20 



OCTOBER, 1952 



Issue i 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 

OFFICERS— 1952-1954 



President 
Miss Irene Atwood 
180 Commonwealth Ave. 
Boston 16, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 

(Helen Allen) 

246 Glen Road 

Weston 93, Mass. 
Mrs. A. Lawrence Van Wart 

(Betty Weaver) 

160 Melrose Place 

Ridgewood, N. J. 



Clerk 
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester, Mass. 

Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
57 Salem Street 
Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 






ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Ai.vin Westman 
(Gracie Griffin) 
53 Bellevue Avenue 
Winthrop, Mass. 

CHICAGO 

Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
1150 W. Old Mill Road 
Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Donald Hoggson 
(Gertrude Drummond) 
R.F.D. 
Lakeville, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 

1819 Washington Boulevard 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
Eastland Hotel 
Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 

OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. John B. Gager 
(Thelma Mazey) 
228 N. Drexel Avenue 
Columbus 9, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Verne Mitchell 
(Helen Weber) 
Wade Park Manor 
Cleveland 6, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman 
(Frieda Billings) 
76 Brook Road 
Sharon, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Polly Francis Loesch, 1929, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



Fall Calendar, 1952 



September 23 — Arrival and Registration of New Resident Students 

September 24 — Arrival and Registration of re-entering Resident Scholars 

September 2J — Picnic at Ipswich Beach 

September 2J — Old girl-new girl party 

September 28 — Vespers — Miss Hearsey 

October 4 — Senior Picnic 

October 4 — Margaret Sherwood — "Building a Personality" 

October 5 — Vespers — The Reverend Raymond Calkins, D.D., Pastor 
Emeritus, First Church in Cambridge 

October 11 — Murl Daniels, Make-up Artist — "Famous Faces" 

October 12 — Miss Dorothy Nace — Pine Mountain Settlement School 

October 18 — Alumnae Day 

October 18 — Wolfinsohn Quartet 

October ig — Vespers — The Reverend Alexander St. Ivanyi, D.D., The 
First Church of Jamaica Plain 

October 2^ — Mr. Leonard F. James, Phillips Academy — Election Issues 

October 26 — Vespers — The Reverend Vivian T. Pomeroy, D.D., First 

Parish Church in Milton, Massachusetts 
November 1 — Hallowe'en Party 

November 2 — Vespers — The Reverend A. Graham Baldwin, D.D., Chap- 
lain, Phillips Academy 
November 8 — Andover-Exeter Game 
November 8 — The Montagues — "The Gloom Chasers" 
November g — Vespers — The Reverend Palfrey Perkins, D.D., King's 

Chapel, Boston 
November 15 — Field Day 
November 16 — Student Recital 
November 22 — Movies 

November 23 — Vespers — Rabbi Morris S. Lazaron of New York City 
November 26 — Thanksgiving Service 
November 2g — Piano Recital by Miss Friskin 

November 30 — Vespers — The Reverend John C. Schroeder, D.D., Cal- 
houn College, Yale University 
December 6 — Senior Play 

December y — Vespers — Abbot Christian Association 
December 13 — Christmas Reading by Miss Hale 
December 14 — Vespers — Christmas Service — Miss Hearsey 
December 16 — School closes for Christmas Vacation 




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WE are today completing the first week of our 123rd session! And so 
smoothly have the wheels begun to turn that we are already moving in 
our normal rhythm. The fall days have seemed to be arrested by a beautiful 
late summer season and the Abbot lawns and trees have never seemed more 
beautiful. 

I imagine that many of the old girls have sent their thoughts across the 
miles and years to this well-remembered spot, and have imagined all the ex- 
citement of the opening days, and all the traditional "rituals." We have 
thought of you, too, — of last year's seniors as the class of 1953 took the front 
benches at Chapel, as new faces appeared in the Choir, and in the "table 
seniors" places, and especially as we have used the new hymn books which 
your Class Gift so generously provided ! 

My mind turns, also, to the larger group — all of you in college to 
whom we send special greetings and good wishes — and to those of you who 
now "out in the wide, wide world" are busy with your families and your local 
community activities. I hope and believe that many of you are taking an ef- 
fective part in the many various services that need the support of women as 
well as of men. 

We have an overflowing school this year — 194 girls — and have 
.had to turn away many who wanted to come. If you have daughters you may 
wish to send to Abbot or friends who may wish to send their daughters in 1953, 
it would be wise for you or for them to communicate with me soon. While we 
do not take formal action on applications until February, it is advisable to 
have applications on file well in advance. 

Your Alumnae Scholarship Fund is meeting a real need, and all who 
contributed to it can feel that in a special sense you are having a part in the 
life of the school today. 

I hope you will all remember how much it means to us to have visits 
from old girls during the year. Besides the pleasure your coming gives to us 
who know you, the loyalty and affection for the school which your returning 
indicates, gives the girls who are now in school, and especially the new ones, 
the sense of belonging to an unbroken line of "ancestors" ! They love to see 
you and I want to assure you of a very warm welcome whenever you can 
come. In the fall calendar printed on another page you will see when various 
events will occur. Plan your visit, if you can, to include the one that interests 
you most. 

I hope I may see many of you at Alumnae Club meetings during the 
year, but if we cannot meet, remember that your school thinks of you all with 
warm affection and interest — wherever you may be. 



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Principal 



New Alumnae Relatives 

Leane Albert — cousin of Gail Baldwin, 1955 

Ann Fowler Colby — granddaughter of Annie Dutton Colby, 1889 

Mary Elisabeth Eastman — daughter of Elisabeth Barss Eastman, 1924; cousin of Helen 
Barss Schneider, 1943 

Valerie Gibbs — sister of Lorraine Gibbs, 1955 

Joan Hamilton Glidden — sister of Helen Glidden, 1953 

Deborah Hall Green — niece of Alice Hougen Ball, 1925 

Cecily Kemper — granddaughter of Rosamond Thomson Pratt, 1903, and Mercer Mason 
Kemper, 1902; great-granddaughter of Abby Locke Thompson, 1869; great-grandniece 
of Clara Locke Thomsen, 1872, Sarah Thomson Tomes, 1874, an d Marian Locke Morrison, 
1882; grandniece of Eleanor Thomson Castle, 1896, Clara Thomson Knox, 1902, Anne 
Mason Gregory, 1903, and Ruth Mason Dunlop, 1905; cousin of Rosamond Castle Oli- 
vetti, 1930, and Abby Castle, 193 r . 

Ann Sherman — daughter of Olive French Sherman, 1933; niece of Julia Sherman Tibbets, 
1918, Nancy Sherman Craig, 1927, and Dorothy French Gray, 1927; cousin of Elizabeth 
Eaton Merrick, 1926; Mildred Frost Eaton, 1919; Charlotte Eaton Burr, 1942; Carol Para- 
dise, 1944, and Polly Paradise, 1951. 

Jeanne Skillin — sister of Patricia Skillin, 1954 

Nancy Smith — sister of Sandra Virginia Smith, 1952 

Jane Soutar — daughter of Gertrude Campion Soutar, 1929 

Katherine Stirling — cousin of Ellen Chaplin, 1 951 

Sarah Malane Sullivan — relative of Frances Nolde, 1954 

Anne Twombly — daughter of Barbara Nelson Twombly, 1925 

Sara Peck Watrous — niece of Elizabeth Peck Watrous, 1923 






New Alumnae Relatives Pictured on Cover 

Left to right — Deborah Green, Anne Twombly, Ann Sherman, Nancy Smith, Sara Watrous, 
Sarah Sullivan, Cecily Kemper, Jeanne Skillin, Katherine Stirling, Valerie Gibbs, Mary 
Eastman, Leane Albert, Joan Glidden, Ann Colby, Jane Soutar. 



Board of Trustees Notes 

The Board of Trustees announce with regret the resignation of Mr. E. 
Barton Chapin as president of the Board. Mr. Chapin was clerk of the Board 
from 1920 to 1934, and president from 1934 to 1952. The resignations of 
Mrs. Reeve Chipman (Constance Parker, 1906), Miss Margaret Morriss, and 
Miss Mira Wilson, 1910, are also announced. Mrs. Chipman served on the 
Board from 1930-1952, Miss Morriss, from 1930-1952, and Miss Wilson from 

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The Board wishes to record a deep sense of gratitude for the devoted and 
untiring service of these members. Their presence and wise counsel at the 
Board meetings will be greatly missed. 

Mr. George E. Abbot has been elected president of the Board of Trus- 
tees. He has served on the Board since 1936. 



Report of Jane Baldwin Given at Annual Alumnae 
Association Meeting 

YOU will all groan when I mention the subject about which I would like 
to speak to you briefly today — i.e., our Endowment Fund. However, 
you may relax — I shall not solicit a current donation ! 

During the past four years I have become increasingly aware of the im- 
portance of an Endowment Fund for a private school and its necessity, es- 
pecially in times like these, when operating costs and expenses are soaring 
to unforeseeable heights. Abbot's Fund through individual gifts and wise 
investing has been built up over the years to a book value of some $700,000 
and a current market value of about $800,000. In some instances the Donor 
has restricted the use of the income on her gift for a specific purpose — schol- 
arships, building, library or teaching funds, a memorial, etc., but the income 
that is unrestricted can be channeled in the discretion of the Trustees. As 
the $1,800 a year tuition does not cover the actual cost per student on an 
over-all basis this Endowment income is a life-saver and one reason why 
Abbot's financial status is healthier than many of her sister schools. As far as 
I know there is only one other preparatory school for girls in this part of the 
country that is endowed. 

While our Endowment Fund has had a good growth it is most important 
that we make an effort to build it up still further over the years ahead and it 
is on this point that I would like to leave a particular thought with you today. 
Some of you may be familiar with the expression "estate planning" which is 
very much in vogue today, and rightly so because of increased Federal and 
local taxation. When a person makes a Will today the attorney, if he knows 
his profession, will suggest methods of bequeathing the individual's estate in 
such a way as to minimize taxes and yet fulfill the objectives of the person 
whose Will he is drawing. And right here let me say that some people have 



the erroneous idea that the word "estate" is confined to large fortunes. An 
estate is the sum total of your possessions on your death — and may have a 
value of a hundred dollars or a million dollars. It has probably not occurred 
to you that you can Will all or a portion of your property to Abbot in trust 
with the income to someone else for life. For example, let's suppose that you 
are a widow with one child and the child knows nothing about investments 
and has no interest in them. You want to be assured that upon your death the 
child will have a steady income for life so probably your first thought is to 
leave your estate in trust with a bank or a friend as trustee. A very sound idea 
— but let me suggest that by leaving your estate to an educational organiza- 
tion like Abbot, with the income for life to your child or any other beneficiary 
you so designate, you would accomplish four things: 

— avoid the heavy taxation imposed upon estates of over 
$60,000. because educational funds are tax-exempt 

— avoid the expense of having a bank or an individual 
manage the trust 

— have your securities under the expert supervision of the 
Investment Committee of Abbot's Board of Trustees who 
are men outstanding in the investment field 

— and finally you would be making a donation to Abbot 
which would take effect upon your death and would 
become of beneficial use to Abbot upon the death of your 
beneficiary. 

So you see you would kill about four birds with one very good stone. 

Perhaps my example of a widow with one child doesn't apply to any of 
you — but maybe you have an aged or invalid relative or friend for whom 
you would like to provide some support after your death. Such an arrange- 
ment with Abbot as I have just suggested would prove highly advantageous. 
I am sure that among our alumnae there are many whose circumstances 
would warrant thoughtful consideration of this matter. 



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At the October Meeting of the Abbot Trustees, Mr. Flagg announced 
that he was in the process of turning over to Abbot the proceeds of a trust 
due to the recent death of the beneficiary, Emily Knevals, off. 1883. The 
trust was set up in the will of Mrs. Antoinette Hall Taylor, widow of our late 
trustee, Professor John Phelps Taylor, whose residence was at 22 School 
Street, Andover. Professor Taylor was for many years the head of the Depart- 
ment of Sacred Rhetoric at the Andover Theological Seminary. Many of the 
older Abbot graduates will well remember his attendance at Abbot functions, 
where he presided with distinguished grace and dignity. 



Mrs. Taylor's will recited: ".... shall pay whatever principal 

of said Trust Fund remains to Abbot 
Academy for a part of the General 
Endowment Fund of the institution 
to be known as the Taylor Endowment" 
The present market value of the principal of this endowment — unre- 
stricted as to both income and principal — is in excess of $80,000. 

New Basis of Deduction for Gifts to Abbot 

Congress has just raised from 15% to 20% the limit of deduction a per- 
son who makes a gift to Abbot may take on the Federal Income Tax return. 
When the tax saved by a 20% deduction is subtracted from the amount 
given the school, the actual cost of the gift is relatively low. Donors to our 
scholarship fund — can take this credit only in the year when the gift is 
made, whether it is in the form of property, cash or securities, the credit on 
the income tax is the market value of that security. 




CUM LAUDE SOCIETY MEMBERS, CLASS OF 1952 
Susan Hunter, Anne Sanborn, Mary Dozier Hawes, Anne Lord 



Faculty Facts 





Miss Roth 



Miss Wilkinson 



Retirements. Miss Wilkinson and Miss Roth retired at the end of last 
year from active teaching but all who have experienced the vigor of their 
minds and their personalities know that retirement for them will never mean 
inactivity. 

To her pupils Miss Roth has demonstrated how indispensable an ac- 
curate knowledge of the past is to the proper understanding and interpreta- 
tion of the present. For many students the work in her courses has provided 
an especially strong preparation for the advanced study of college. 

To her pupils Miss Wilkinson has endeared herself by her quiet humor 
and her warm and human understanding of their difficulties. Generations of 
girls have had their minds kindled by her mind and have experienced in her 
class room an enrichment of their imaginations and have discovered what a 
world of profit and delight there is in the realm of literature. 

To these two friends we express our warm gratitude and affectionate 
and abiding good wishes. We shall miss them more than we can say. 

New Faculty. Mrs. Paul de Gavre has come to Abbot to teach Latin. 
She is a graduate of New Jersey College for Women, and has had teaching 
experience at the Knox School and Stuart Hall. 

Miss Patience Hunkin, whose home is in Oxford, England, will teach 
English. She received her M.A. degree from Girton College, Cambridge 
University, and has had teaching experience in England and at the Univer- 
sity of Strasbourg in France. 

Miss Eleanor Jennings is teaching History. She received her M.A. de- 
gree from Smith, and has taught at Walnut Hill and Stuart Hall. 

Miss Marguerite Jupp, who received her A.B. and M.A. degrees from 
Radcliffe, is teaching Mrs. Rohrbach's classes for the first semester. Mrs. 
Rohrbach has been granted a leave of absence because of illness. 

Miss I. Agnete Wulff is a teacher of English from Cobham, Surrey, Eng- 
land. She is a graduate of London University, and has taught in several pre- 



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paratory schools in England. Miss Wilkinson has returned for a few weeks to 
substitute for Miss Wulff who has been detained because of a delay in her 
visa. 

Miss Pamela Tinker is an exchange teacher in Biology from Harrogate 
College, England. She is a graduate of Sheffield University, England. Miss 
Louise Coffin is at Harrogate this year teaching Biology. 

Miss Eleanor Brooks, whose home is in Falmouth, Massachusetts, has 
been appointed as an assistant on the administrative staff. Miss Brooks is a 
graduate of Wellesley College,- and the Parsons School of Design. 

Mrs. Arthur Cole is the new secretary at the Alumnae Office. Mrs. Cole 
worked with Dr. Gallagher at Phillips Academy for sixteen years, and also 
worked in the admissions office at the Northfield School for Girls. 

Past Faculty Miss Dorothy Baker visited us this summer on her an- 
nual visit to the United States. Miss Edith Grassi was married to Mr. Robert 
N. Grassi, September 6, 1952. Mrs. Erwin J. Saxl (Lucretia Hildreth) had 
her third child and second son, June 18, 1952. Mrs. Frederick Ortstein and 
her husband are running a general store in Essex Center, Vermont. Mrs. 
Chester Bradley (Ruth Baker), Gertrud Rath, Mrs. Robert Reynolds 
(Fanny Lawrence), and Mrs. Douglas F. Walsh (Gwendolyn Elroy) visited 
Abbot in August. 



Club Notes 



Boston 

The first meeting of the season was held October 22, at the Junior League 
House, Boston. 

Central Ohio 

A luncheon meeting was held May 8, at the University Club in Colum- 
bus. Mrs. John Gager (Thelma Mazey, 191 9) was elected president. 

Chicago 

The club had an informal meeting in July. 

Cleveland 

A luncheon meeting will be held this fall. 

Eastern Maine 

The annual luncheon and business meeting was held July 8, at The 
Chuchako in Damariscotta. On August 5, the club entertained Miss Hearsey 
at a tea at The Jordan Pond House in Seal Harbor. 

Old Colony 

The annual luncheon was held at Snow Lodge, Bridgewater, Mass., 
October 25. The annual meeting followed at the home of Rose Wind Stone 
'42. Miss Sullivan brought news of Abbot. Mrs. Stanford Apgar gave a 
talk on "February in Florida," illustrated with kodachrome slides. 




Have You Seen Connie? 

Connie Smith, ten-year-old daughter of Helen 
Jensen Smith, off. 1932, Sundance, Wyoming, disap- 
peared from Camp Sloane, Lakeville, Connecticut, 
on Wednesday morning, July 16, 1952. When last 
seen she was wearing navy blue shorts with a plaid 
cuff, long sleeved bright red jacket, and tan shoes. 
She is tall for her age, and could easily pass for a 
twelve-year-old. She is five feet tall, and weighs 
about 90 pounds. Her hair is brown, shoulder length 
with bangs; she has blue eyes, and is very suntanned. 
Connie didn't "run away." She was very en- 
thused about camp the last time I saw her, on July 13th, and very excited 
about a square dance the girls were to have with the boys of the camp on the 
following Friday, and about the horse show she was to be in Saturday. She 
asked if she could stay longer than planned, but I explained to her that we 
would be leaving for Wyoming shortly after her month at camp was up, so it 
was impossible. 

Connie had a fall from the tent platform the night before she disappeared. 
The nurse gave her an ice pack to put on her side and sent her back to the 
tent. I believe she was more seriously injured than the nurse thought, and 
she may have suffered a delayed concussion, or be the victim of amnesia. She 
was not examined by a doctor. If she could, I know Connie would get in 
touch with me — she loved her home and the life at the ranch, and would 
want to come back. 

Connie was last seen about 8:30 a.m. on July 16th, trying to thumb a 
ride to Lakeville. She had told the girls she was going to the dispensary, but 
she never got there. The caretaker saw her go out the gate, but said he 
thought she was a counsellor because she was so tall. She stopped at two 
houses and asked the way to Lakeville. 

I believe someone picked her up at that corner and gave her a ride, but 
so far we haven't been able to trace her beyond that point. So many of you 
read the Bulletin, I thought I might reach someone who has seen her, and 
perhaps talked with her. If any of you think you have seen her, please either 
call me at Sundance, Wyo. 144R2 collect, or the Connecticut State Police, 
Hartford 5-0181, collect. 

As you can well imagine, my thoughts go round and round and always 
end up in the same place. I don't know. I have been living in a nightmare 
since this happened, and whether she's alive or dead, I want her back. I've 
got to know what happened to her. 

Helen Jensen Smith, aff. 1932 



Report of Graduates of 1952 





FOUR-YEAR 


COLLEGES 




Boston University 


Nancy Faraci 


Smith 


Joan Baird 


Colby 


Nancy Penwell 




Sally Binenkorb 
Mary Hawes 


Connecticut 


Lorna Ball 




Susan Hunter 




Lloyd Camp 




Jaquelin Perry 




Barbara Church 




Kathryn Weinberg 




Joan Wood 


Stetson 


Jane Edwards 


Cornell 


Leila Hutchins 


Sweet Briar 


Betsy Garvey 


Hollins 


Martha Artz 


University of Siam 




Jackson 


Betsy Griffiths 




Chaloemkwan Krishnam 




Emma Willman 


University of Vermont Gail Freese 


Mary Washington 


Margery Webb 


Wagner 


Maria Loukopoulou 


Mount Holyoke 


Clara Reynolds 


Wellesley 


Sarah Emmons 




Anne Sanborn 




Anne Lord 




Betsy Waskowitz 




Nancy Muth 


Northwestern 


Rita De Rosa 




Deborah Snover 




Karen Larson 


Wheaton 


Betsy Aldrich 




Helen Neisser 




Harriett Brown 


Oberlin 


Marion Noss 




Molly Edson 
Cynthia Emerson 


Randolph-Macon 


Nancy Jayne 
Julia Merriwether 




Cornelia Hamilton 


Rosemont 


Ann Merchant 








TWO-YEAR 


COLLEGES 




Bradford Junior 


Anisia Allen 
Anna Stefani 


Edgewood Park 


Joan Wall 






Pine Manor 


Elizabeth Hammons 


Colby Junior 


Ann Lyons 
Constance Markert 
Sandra Smith 




Simone Mathey 



SCHOOLS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING 
Wheelock Persis Goodnow 

TRAVEL 

Rosario Espaillat 



The Senior Class Gift of $600 was used to purchase new hymnbooks 
for the chapel, three new radios for the Infirmary, and an FM radio for 
the Senior Parlor. 



Reunion Reports 




OLDEST ALUMNAE PRESENT AT ALUMNAE DAY 

Kate Jenkins, 1877, and Jane Carpenter, 1892 



As far as is known, this is the first time that an alumna has returned for 
the seventy-fifth anniversary of her leaving Abbot. The previous record was 
a seventy-third anniversary celebration. 



The Fiftieth Reunion of 1902 

Four of the class of 1902 celebrated their 
50th reunion this year. Of a group of twelve, 
four have died, but we wished we could 
have heard from all the others. We were 
glad to be able to give $375 as our anni- 
versary gift and I want to thank you all for 
your help in doing so. We had lunch in the 
school dining room, served by the school 
chef, and it was excellent; and some of us 
stayed to the school supper at night. We 
hope we can all get out to the next reunion 

in 1957- 

Mildred Mooers Poore 

Reunion Chairman 

Forty-fifth Reunion of 1907 

At the Alumnae Meeting five members of 
our class were present. We were glad to have 
with us three from '06. 



We enjoyed the school events — the 
Alumnae Luncheon prepared so well by 
Abbot's own staff; the dinner in the school 
dining room with the present Abbot girls on 
Saturday evening, followed by the Draper 
Dramatics. The Baccalaureate Sermon by 
Sidney Lovett was most inspiring. 

Special class events were a Saturday 
afternoon meeting at Shawsheen Manor 
where we read messages from those who 
could not attend. We appreciated having 
replies from seventeen of our list of twenty. 
Sunday breakfast with Constance was de- 
lightful, and it was pleasant to chat with her 
brother-in-law, Rev. Sidney Lovett, after 
breakfast. We rode through the rain to Bed- 
ford where we enjoyed dinner at the Old 
Manse. For most of us that ended the reun- 
ion, as we had home duties. 

At the meeting of Fund Chairmen, Mar- 



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1902 
Back row, left to right — Mildred Mooers Poore, Miriam Carpenter 
Front row, left to right — Harriett Chase Newell, Katherine L. King, Florence Fletcher Preston 




1907 
Left to right — Alice Webster Brush, Marjory Bond Crowley, Clara Hukill Leeds, Christine 
Wyer Jones, Oena Whyte Hall 

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jory represented our class. Clara and I are 
to serve as co-chairmen of our next Reunion 
— plan now to attend if possible — Abbot 
Reunions are well worth-while! 

Alice Webster Brush 

Reunion Chairman 

35th Reunion of 1917 

< )ur :55th reunion is now a pleasant memo- 
ry. In spite of poor weather and the long 
week-end there were four present. It was 
such a nice surprise to have Gertrude Goss 
and Edith Marsden back for the first time in 
ages. We can always count on Cornelia 
Sargent Battershill. We missed you all. You 
will have to come back to Abbot to find out 
what you missed. The spirit of Abbot is 
something not found in ordinary life and it is 
more than worth-while to rediscover it. 

Dot Small Westcott and her husband are 
living in Florida — one daughter and three 
grandchildren. 

Carita's married son was to be home from 
Pittsburgh for the week-end, so she couldn't 
join us. 

Mildred Gilmore Paegel's son and family 



were coming for week-end with her before 
Hying to California. 

Bernice is away on vacation — two 
grandchildren. 

Chuck Davis has 5^ grandchildren. 

Hur.kie's daughters are both married — 
one grandchild. 

Harriet Murdock Andersson's son is gradu- 
ating from Exeter. 

Alice Little field Legal has a granddaughter. 

Cornelia Newcomb Latin has two grand- 
daughters. 

Mary Winchester's daughter was married 
in March. The older son has a year-old 
daughter, and her younger son graduates 
from University of Ohio in June. 

Dorothy Newton is head of language 
department in West Hartford. 

Gertrude Goss has been instructing in 
tennis and swimming at Smith. She takes 
parties to Europe in summer and to Ber- 
muda for spring vacation. 

Edith Marsden teaches History in Law- 
rence High School. 

Frances Cere sent a nice letter: she is 
teaching at the Bishop School in La Jola, 
California. 




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Left to right — Gertrude Goss, Miriam Bacon Chellis, Edith Marsden. Cornelia Sargent Batter- 
shill, Alice Sweeney. 1914 



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1922 

Back row, left to right — Alice Van Schmus Smith, Caroline Iredell, Barbara Goss, Rosamond 

Davis Murray, Jane Baldwin, Kathrine Weeks Plaisted, Margaret Potter Kensinger, Olive 

Howard Vance 
Front row, left to right — Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson, Geneva Burr Sanders, Helen Knight 

Wilkinson, Alice Tower Kirkby, Dorothea Flagg Smith, Dorothy Williams Davidson, 

Isabel Brown Lee 



1957 will be here before we know it. 
Let's start planning soon for a real reunion. 
Miriam Bacon Chellis 

Reunion Chairman 

The 30th Reunion of 1922 

We wish that all of you could have been 
with us May 31st, Alumnae Day at Abbot. 
We had a very happy and good reunion as 
we were all so happy to be back at Abbot, 
and happy to see so many of our classmates. 
It surely was good to be sharing such a fine 
day at Abbot together. There were seven- 
teen of us who came back for the day:- 
Olive, Gwen, and Dot Davidson joined 
Helen and Kay early in the day. Jane, Carol, 
Isabel Lee, and Al came from New York and 
New Jersey, Dot Flagg Smith came down 
from Portland, Maine. Peggy Kensinger 
came from Laconia and picked up Rosa- 
mund Murray in Manchester on the way. 
Alice Tower Kirkby, Barb Goss, Jimmy 
Sanders, Flip Cooke were with us and Sally 
Houghton joined us for dinner. We were 



sorry that Janet Winslow, Sandy and Bub- 
bles could not be with us because of a 
change in their plans in the last week. We 
heard from 49 of our class of 64. 

The Alumnae luncheon was most festive 
and we all had fun seeing faculty friends as 
well as other alumnae and undergrads we 
knew. It was very nice to have Miss Hearsey 
join us for dessert, as many of us had not had 
a chance to talk with her informally before. 

At four o'clock your reunion chairmen, 
Helen Knight Wilkinson and Kay Weeks 
Plaisted, were hostesses at an Open House 
at the Log Cabin for our own Jane Baldwin 
who is serving us all so ably as Alumnae 
Trustee. Peggy Kensinger, Flip Cooke and 
Carol as well as the daughters of the hostesses, 
Anne Plaisted and Linda and Wendy Wilkin- 
son, assisted them. The members of the 
Alumnae Board were also there. After 
everyone had been served it was here we 
shared the notes and letters that had been 
sent us. Leading off was the one from our 
president Bug Polk Overstreet who hopes, 



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1927 

Back row, left to right — Edna Marland, Mary Ayers Hower, Nancy Kimball Fowle, Sydna 

White, Harriet Sullivan Wallace 
Front row, left to right — Priscilla Chapman Schroeder, Nathalie Cushman Allen, Miriam Houd- 

lette Walsh, Gertrude Drummond Hoggson, Margaret Nay Gramkow 



as we do, that she can be with us at our next 
reunion in 1957. The class notes will include 
all the news we received between the May 
quarterly, and the October one. Olive 
Howard Vance was made reunion chairman 
for the next reunion and Jimmy Burr Sanders 
our Class Fund Secretary. 

With the conversation growing more ani- 
mated all the time we went to our reunion 
dinner at Sally Bodwell Houghton's Field- 
stones. It was a delicious dinner that ended 
all too soon. We all parted, looking forward 
to seeing more of you at the next reunion, 
seeing and writing more often to those who 
were there, and last but not least seeing 
Abbot in another five years. 

Kay Weeks Plaisted 
For the Reunion Chairmen 

27's Twenty-fifth 
Our 25th has come and gone, and we were 
disappointed not to see more of you. Maybe 
you will all feel younger in five years when 
the kids are grown up, and will be able to 
make it. Some of us attended the Alumnae 
Meeting at Abbot Hall in the morning, and 



then ten of us partook of the delicious alum- 
nae luncheon in the new school dining room. 
Added fillips were corsages for each of us, 
cleverly made of white carnations and red 
27's by Peg Knowlton Hollis. 

After luncheon we took a tour of the 
school, which seemed new to us. We were 
very much charmed with it and wished that 
we had improved in appearances as much as 
it has. We then went over to Peg Hollis' for 
our exclusive class meeting. Very unfor- 
tunately, Peg could not be there. Her mother 
joined us and we had a grand time looking 
over the questionnaires we had received and 
talking about all of you. We entertained 
ourselves by dressing in different specimens 
of dress of that long-ago day when we were 
at Abbot. We were photographed and the 
results were amazing! Flora Skinner joined 
us there but too late to participate in the 
dress parade. Edna, Gertie, and Mary had 
to leave us there. The rest of us made a call 
on Mary Carpenter Dake and had a nice 
visit with her and her husband, and then 
went to Fieldstones for another larger and 
good meal. Peg Hollis joined us there for a 



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few minutes, which was a nice surprise. The 
next day, Sydna, Mim and her husband, and 
Prip and her husband went to Nancy's home 
in Marblehead for a picnic luncheon which 
was a grand way to top it off. We missed 
you, and you missed a lot of fun. See you in 

'57- 

Prip Chapman Schroeder, 
Member Reunion Committee 

The Twentieth Reunion of 1932 

Our twentieth reunion was an interesting 
and enjoyable experience for the eleven of 
us who were able to make the trip to Andover. 
We were joined at luncheon by Suzanne 
Welt'e AuBois, aff. '31, Carolyn Guptill Han- 
sen, '33, Clara Smith Clark '33 and Jane 
Sullivan '31; and Ruth Tyler Smith joined 
us for our class meeting. 

The years just faded away as we sat 
around the table talking fast and furiously. 
That is why there are no personal notes for 
the rest of you. No one could stop talking 
long enough to write even "hello." 

Many thanks to those of you who wrote 



such newsy letters. We enjoyed them so 
much — -especially the snapshots! 

We are grateful to Mrs. Chipman for the 
use of her home for our class meeting, 
where we talked some more. Betty Holihan 
Giblin is the chairman of our next reunion — 
our 25th! 

The unanimous opinion of those present, 
which I pass on to you, is — "reunions are 
good fun" — "make one feel years younger" 
and last but most important — "don't miss 
our next one." 

Harriet Bolton Allen, 

Reunion Chairman 

The Fifteenth Reunion of 1937 

Nine members of the Class of 1937 were 
present at its fifteenth reunion. 

Friday evening Fidelio gave a concert on 
the steps of Abbot Hall and the Modern 
Dance Group performed in the Abbot 
Circle. Afterwards we were received in- 
formally by Miss Hearsey, and Miss Han- 
cock and Miss Tucker graciously volun- 
teered to give us a tour of the school. Satur- 




1932 

Back row, left to right — Helen Allen Henry, Cynthia James Tharaud, Elizabeth Piper Thorn- 
ton, Suzanne Welti AuBois, Harriet Bolton Allen, Helen Cutler 

Front row, left to right — Marie Holihan Foley, Joyce Henry Woodhead, Betty Holihan Giblin, 
Dorothy Richardson, Eunice Randall 



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1937 
Back row, left to right — Catherine Forbush Bass, Frances Connelly Dowd, Marjorie Boesel Van 

Winkle, Cynthia Holbrook Sumner 
Front row, left to right — Martha Ransom Tucker, Betty Joost Todd, Marjorie Williams Crothers. 

Nancy Burns McArdle. Lillian Seiler 



day morning there was an Alumnae Meeting 
in Abbot Hall. Following the meeting a 
buffet luncheon was served in the new dining 
room, pictures of each class were taken, and 
news was exchanged. Afterwards each class 
held its own informal business meeting and 
examined the contents of the Class Treasure. 
Unfortunately, ours had almost completely 
disintegrated and nothing could be identi- 
fied but a moldy banner and a pair of old 
socks. Tea was served at four o'clock at 
Abbot Hall, and later we all called on Miss 
Friskin at Homestead. Most of us had to 
leave Andover after tea, but those who 
could remain had dinner at the Andover 
Inn and then went back to Abbot for Draper 
Dramatics. I might add that the weather 
was ideal, the grounds were beautiful and 
bursting with spring flowers and foliage, and, 
as Miss Hearsey mentioned in her talk to 
the Alumnae, it seemed good to get back to 
home base for a while. 

Frances Connelly Dowd 
Member Reunion Committee 



The Tenth Reunion of 1942 

Our showing at tenth reunion time was 
really wonderful, considering we are at that 
stage in life where babies, business, and new 
houses seem to be changing and growing 
rapidly, requiring so much time. 

Pam Bolton Henderson arrived looking 
just like the Pam of old, as slim as ever with 
her fifth child three months old at home. 
Gloria Caldarone Hegarty was anticipating 
the arrival of her first child in the fall with 
much glee. Margaret McFarlin has turned 
out to be the perfect nurse. Midge Dean 
Marsden did a beautiful job decorating the 
whole campus with beautiful flowers, work- 
ing for several days. Earline Simpson is 
having a wonderful time working in New 
York and has an apartment. Barbara San- 
ders Dadmun and Lou Leslie Oxenham are 
still as good friends as ten years ago and see 
lots of each other's children. Betty Hardy 
Verdery was pretty as ever and Janice 
Lenane Scott was expecting her second child 
soon. She had some adorable pictures of her 



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1942 

Back row. left to right — Barbara Sanders Dadmun, Margaret McFarlin, Edith Ninomiya Hop- 
kins, Theo Manning Alexander, Betty Hardy Verdery, Ethel Ann Bolton Henderson, 
Gloria Caldarone Hegarty 

Front row, left to right — Louise Leslie Oxenham, Janice Lenane Scott, Elsie Williams Kehaya, 
Earline Simpson, Marjorie Dean Marsden 




x 947 
Clockwise — Carolyn England '48, Joyce Huntington Knights, Lois Derby Taylor, Ann Clemens, 
Beverly DeCesare Nassar, Edith Flather, Joan Karelitz. Janice Cole, Barbara Dean Bolton 



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first. Theo Mantling Alexander and Edith 
Ninomiya Hopkins came together looking 
wonderful and were busy catching up the 
lapse of ten years. So you see we had a good 
crowd though not many from afar. We 
opened our treasure, which it seems was 
inadvertently dug up by one of the men ac- 
cording to Mr. Robb; thank heavens, or we 
never would have located it! or could you? 
I must admit I still have some of the 'love 
notes' and telegrams, etc., which I intended 
to get off to some of you but didn't. Right 
after reunion, eight days to be exact, I 
found out that Ery and I were able to adopt 
the darlingest boy, born June 7th, Ery II, 
and we are just finishing building a house so 
things are hectic; but I am the most enthusi- 
astic mother and want more children soon. 
It was good to see those we did, and let's hope 
that in five years more of those outside 
Boston can get back. Abbot is still the same 
as ever but more modern and prettier. The 
seniors thought us ancient, but we felt as 
young as in '42. 

Elsie Williams Kehaya 
Member of Reunion Committee 



The Fifth Reunion of 1947 

The first official reunion of the class of 
1947 found us new at the game, but not 
quite so green as the seniors we welcomed 
at the Alumnae Meeting. Carrie England 
'48 joined the seven faithfuls of '47 for 
luncheon in the school dining room. 

The latest tally shows that more than 
half of our class of 57 has taken the big 
step to the altar, and five more are planning 
it. Ten mothers have 1 1 children. Barbara 
Turner Ives, daughter of Bobbie Turner 
Ives, is our class baby. 1947 collected various 
honors in college, and five intellectuals went 
on for further study. Chris von Goeben is 
working for the State Department in Vienna, 
Peggy Kimball Montgomery and family are 
in Paris, and the Dick Singletons (Marion 
White) are living in California. The rest of 
us are scattered between these extremes. 

I hope that more of us can congregate for 
our tenth reunion. 

Edie Flather 
Member of Reunion Committee 



THE ABBOT SECOND CENTURY ALUMNAE FUND 

430 alumnae have contributed $3675.50 to the Fund since April 1, 1952. 

If your gift is not included in this total, won't you help to keep Abbot's 
gates open for alumnae daughters by sending something immediately. 

Our goal is 600 donors by April i, 1953. 



CLASS REUNION GIFTS 

(included in above total) 



1877 

1887 

1897 


$5 

105 

60 


1902 
1907 


375 
66 


1912 
1917 


45 
65 



1922 


3599 


1927 


"5 


!932 


175 


1937 


70 


1942 


70 


1947 


53 



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Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association 

SECRETARY'S REPORT 

The Abbot Academy Alumnae Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, May 30, 
at 11:15 a.m., in Abbot Hall. Mrs. Polly Francis Loesch called the meeting to order, and read 
the names of the alumnae relatives in the Senior class. The list follows: 
Betsy Aldrich — sister of Joan Aldrich, '50 

Lorna Ball — sister of Barbara Ball Bacon, '45 and Martha Ball Geikin, '48 
Lloyd Camp — daughter of Virginia Thompson Camp, '25; niece of Ethel Thompson James, 

'24 and Cynthia James Tharaud, '32 
Sarah J. Emmons — sister of Abbie Emmons, '52 
Rosario Espaillat — sister of Mariana Espaillat Crouch, '49; cousin of Felicia A. Tavares, 

'48, and Julia Tavares Alvarez, '44 
Persis Goodnow — cousin of Jane Brown Reynolds, '47; niece of Persis Goodnow Brown ,'27 
Nancy Jayne — cousin of Ellen Brumback, '46 and Frances Brumback, '48 
Karen Marion Larson — daughter of Marion King Larson, '24; niece of Bessie Korst King, 

'24 
Ann Lyons — great-grandniece of Rebecca Sheldon Swan, 1839; grandniece of Bessie Swan, 

'88; cousin of Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple, '16, and Elaine Dairy mple Borowski, '40 
Julia Elizabeth Merriwether — sister of Ann Merriwether, '50 
Marion A. Noss — sister of Jane Noss, '49 
Anne Sanborn — daughter of Frances Flagg Sanborn, '26; niece of Elizabeth Flagg Dow, '23, 

and Dorothea Flagg Smith, '22 
Anna Stefani — daughter of Elizabeth McClellan Stefani, '21 
Margery Webb — granddaughter of Evelyn Page Webb, '85 
Kathryn Weinberg — cousin of Amelia Daves Kopald, '43 
Emma Willman — granddaughter of Emma Twitchell Sturgis, '87; grandniece of Alice C. 

Twitchell, '86; cousin of Joy Sturgis Foster, '50 
Joan G. Wood — daughter of Barbara BloomfieldWood, '26, sister of Barbara Wood Emmons, 

'51 ; niece of Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson, '22 

The Seniors then marched in singing their class song. Miss Hearsey presented the class, 
and Mrs. Loesch welcomed them as new members of the Association. The Seniors sang 
salutes to Miss Hearsey, Mrs. Loesch, Miss Jenkins, the 50- and 25-year classes, and led the 
singing of "O Abbot Beautiful." 

Miss Hearsey welcomed the alumnae and expressed her appreciation of Abbot's loyal 
and devoted alumnae. Mrs. Loesch presented Miss Hearsey with a nosegay of dimes for the 
Second Century Alumnae Fund made by Alice Newton Judd, 1889. 

The following reports were read and accepted: Clerk, Jane Holt Atkinson, 1919; Treas- 
urer, Helen Knight Wilkinson, 1922; Editor of Alumnae Register, Miriam Carpenter, 1902; 
Acting General Secretary, Jane Sullivan, 193 1 ; Senior Alumnae Trustee, Jane Baldwin, 1922. 
(For complete report of alumnae trustee see Trustee Notes) . Jane Sullivan read the list of 
alumnae whose deaths had been reported during the year. 

Miss Kate Jenkins, who was celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of her graduation 
from Abbot, was presented with a corsage by Mrs. Loesch. 

The following reunion reports were read: 1892, Jane Carpenter; 1902, Mildred Mooers 
Poore; 1907, Alice Webster Brush and Clara Hukill Leeds; 1917, Miriam Bacon Chellis; 1922, 
Helen Knight Wilkinson; 1927, Nancy Kimball Fowle; 1932, Harriet Bolton Allen; 1937, Fran- 
ces Connelly Dowd; 1942, Elsie Williams Kehaya; 1947, Edith Flather. 

The president expressed her appreciation to Marjorie Dean Marsden, 1 942, and her com- 
mittee for flower arrangements at the Alumnae Headquarters and in the Bailey dining room. 
Appreciation was also extended to the Commencement ushers, Emily Bullock, 1931, chair- 
man, Mary Dooley Bragg, 1936, Barbara Healey Holland, 1930, Ann Merriwether, 1951, Mari- 
anne Slysz, 1 95 1, Martha Warner, 1951, and Shirley Young, 1951. 

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Helen Allen Henry, chairman of the nominating committee tor General Secretary, pre- 
sented the name of Jane Sullivan, 1931. The report was accepted, and the General Secretary 
was declared elected. 

Frances Flagg Sanborn, 1926, reported for the nominating committee whose chairman. 
Ruth Baker Johnson, 1930, was unable to be present. The following candidates were pre- 
sented: President, Irene Atwood, 1918; Vice-presidents, Mary Howard Nutting, 1940, Helen 
Allen Henry, 1932, Betty Weaver Van Wart, 1933; Clerk, Jane Holt Atkinson, 191 9; Treasurer, 
Helen Knight Wilkinson, 1922; Auditor, Sally Bodwell Houghton, 1922. This slate was ap- 
proved and the officers were declared elected. 

A rising vote of appreciation was given to Mrs. Loesch, before she turned the meeting 
over to the new president, Irene Atwood, 19 18. 

The meeting was adjourned. 

C. Jane Sullivan 

General Secretary 



June 1 95 1 

1951 

June 6 

September 1 1 

1952 

January 1 7 

May 1 9 



I95i 
June 



October 



!952 
January- 
March 
April 



May 



4 
4 
7 
5 
5 
r 5 

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4 
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TREASURER'S REPORT 1951-1952 

Balance in Andover National Bank 
Receipts 



Luncheon receipts 

Interest from invested funds 

Deposit 
Luncheon receipts 

Expenditures 

Gift 

Wheeler's Restaurant — Alumnae Luncheon 

American Alumnae Council — Dues to May, 1951 

American Alumnae Council — Dues to May, 1952 

Flowers 

Smith College Alumnae Quarterly 

Miss Hearsey's Discretionary Fund 

Chicago Abbot Club 

Curtis 1000 Inc. Abbot Fund Appeal 

Jane Sullivan — New York Abbot Club Trip 

Patrick Morgan — Speaker at Midwinter Luncheon 

Invitations for midwinter luncheon 

Postage for invitations 

Postage for Alumnae Fund appeals 

Flowers for Alumnae Council 

Senior Coffee Partv 



(1197.24 



373- 00 
293-49 

12.00 
87.50 



i 00 . 00 

340.10 

30.00 

45.00 

10.00 

2.00 

100.00 
10.00 

109.76 
20.00 
20.00 

35-5° 
8.05 

3i-5o 
10.00 
6.48 



Total $878.39 

May 31 Balance in Andover National Bank $1084.84 

Helen Knight Wilkinson, Treasurer 

I have examined the accounts and found the balance to be correct. 

Sally Bodwell Houghton, Auditor 



FALL HOMECOMING DAY 

The annual fall gathering of alumnae at Abbot was held October 18. 
A hockey game between the alumnae and students was the highlight of 
the day. 



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Changes of Address Since 1952 Register 

Suggestion: Remove this list from the Bulletin, and attach it to 
your 1952 Register. 



Adkins, Beverley 1948 

Mrs. Hal M. Wells 
33 Perry St., New York, N. Y. 
Argall, Nancy Aff. 1894 
Mrs. Charles Hitchcock 
1732 North Prospect Ave. 
Milwaukee 2, Wis. 
Arnold, Virginia Aff. 1932 
Mrs. George E. Osgood 
26 Chestnut St., Peabody, Mass. 
Ashley, Elsie Aff. 1907 
1504 North Fort Harrison, 
Clearwater, Fla. 
Ball, Mary Abbot Aff. 1907 
Mrs. Edward A. Bigelow 
Box 581, Chatham, Mass. 
Barber, Laura Martha 

4 Brandon Apt., Brandon Ave. 
Charlottesville, Va. 
Barnard, Nancy 1947 
Mrs. Lawrence C. Soule, Jr. 
Old Crescent Road, Essex Fells, N.J. 
Beeley, Dorothy 1925 
Mrs. Robert H. Marsh 
32 Williams Road, Lexington 73, Mass. 
Bentley, Harriet P. Aff. 1945 

560 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, N. Y. 
Bernardin, Josephine C. 1945 
Mrs. Pieter L. deVries 
5615 Sea View Ave., Seattle, Wash. 
Bertram, Marie 1940 

Mrs. Paul B. Vander Gheynst 
413 East Coover St., Mechanicsburg,Pa. 
Bertucio, Elizabeth 1944 
Mrs. Michael M. Martuscello 
415 Forest Ave., Norfolk, Va. 
Bondy, Ruth 1941 
Mrs. Lawrence Lowv 
613 Pinebrook Blvd.", 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 
Bowen, Grace W. Aff. 1940 
Mrs. Arthur L. Collins, Jr. 
9004 W. Sherwood Drive, 
Mercer Island, Wash. 
Bradley, Elizabeth 

% Mme. de Fontenay, 1950 Rue de la 
Pompe, Paris, France 
Brown, Emily Jane 1947 
Mrs. John M. Reynolds 
P. O. Box 25, Navy 3923, FPO San 
Francisco, Cal. 
Burdine, J. Marion 1943 

3974 Douglas Rd., Miami 33, Fla. 



Burdine, Patricia 1937 

Miss Patricia Dutton (Professional name) 
Hotel Irving, 26 Gramercy Park, 
New York, N. Y. 
Carleton, Mary Tyler 1900 

Fifth Ave. Hotel, 24 Fifth Ave., New 
York 11, N. Y. 
Carroll, Patricia 1947 

Mrs. Richard P. Dunsmore, Jr. 
5 Park Lane, Levittown, N. Y. 
Chandler, M. Anne 1947 
Mrs. Theodore Andoniadis 
141-30 Pershing Crescent, Jamaica, 
Long Island, N. Y. 
Chappell, Evelyn 1935 
Mrs. J. C. Swayze 
249 Forest Ave., Glen Ridge, N. J. 
Clark, Muriel Aff. 1939 
Mrs. Lawrence W. Bunce 
910 Ripple Ave., Pacific Grove, Cal. 
Clark, Pamela 1945 

Mrs. Christopher C. Coyne 
Quarters 548A, Presidio, San Francisco, 
Cal. 
Cook, Selina 1898 

Mrs. Robert W. Dunbar 
5 Ancona Ave., Ocean Park, Maine 
Cookman, Nadine 1948 
Mrs. Raymond A. Price 
522 Midvale Ave., Philadelphia 44, Pa. 
Craig, Helen 1942 
Mrs. Jerome T. Jarrold 
437 Delaware Ave., Dayton, Ohio 
Craig, Janet 1945 

Mrs. Fred W. Edwards, Jr. 
1600 Harrington Blvd., Dallas, Texas 
Cregg, Natalie Aff. 1941 
Mrs. Emmett J. Ballard 
119 Oakside Ave., Methuen, Mass. 
Dake, Barbara 

160 East 82nd St., New York, N. Y. 
Damon, Catherine 1922 
Mrs. Carl H. Mason 
2116 Gamble Road, Westfield, N. J. 
Damon, Patricia 1944 
Mrs. G. Donald Niswander 
50 Peterborough St. Apt. 20, 
Boston, Mass. 
Durfee, Florence Aff. 1935 
Mrs. Rodger M. Urquhart 
270 McKinley Place, Ridgewood, N. J. 
Ebina, Aya Aff. 1921 
Mrs. Raymond K. Oshimo 
Sakanami Cho Higashi, 1 Chome Aveno 
Ku, Osaka Honshu, Japan 



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Eccles, Lydia 1951 

Leighcrest, 60 Leesburg Pike, 

Falls Church, Virginia 
Emery, Mary 1947 

Mrs. Richard B. Barnhill 

3130 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., 

Washington, D. C. 
England, Betty Jean 1942 

Mrs. Theodore A. Olsen 

2020 43rd Ave. North, Apt. 22, 

Seattle 2, Wash. 
Field, Dorothy M. 1929 

% Beockman, 1814 Westholme Ave., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Flather, Edith 1947 

40 Prentice St., Cambridge 38, Mass. 
Frederick, Jean 1928 

Jean Joyce (Professional Name) 

Delhi, India % State Dept., 

Washington 25, D. C. 
French, Barbara J. 1947 

Mrs. Roger Brandt 

Apple Hill Barn, Talcott Notch Road 

Farmington, Conn. 
Fuller, Belle Aff. 1901 

Mrs. Clarence L. E. Moore 

1933 Zollinger Road, Columbus 2, Ohio 
Gage, Sally 1937 

Mrs. Charles N. Curtis 

Poplar Point, Wickford, R. I. 
Gens, Bosamond Aff. 1914 

Mrs. Ferdinand Lehnert 

3945 Genevieve Ave., 

San Bernardino, Cal. 
Gilmore, Virginia Aff. 1923 

Mrs. George D. Pyle 

717 Beach Dr. N.E., 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Gonzales, Charlotte 1949 

Mrs. Peter Mann 

639 Landfair Ave., Los Angeles 24, Cal. 
Goodman, Margaret 1942 

Mrs. Edwin R. Decker 

20 Henry St., Winchester, Mass. 
Goodrich, Mariette Aff. 1915 

Mrs. William M. Page 

26 Carpenter St., Manchester, N. H. 
Gordon, Eleanor Aff. 1927 

Mrs. Alexander F. Calder 

69 Locust St., Holyoke, Mass. 
Gould, Diane 1947 

Mrs. Norborne Berkeley, Jr. 

17 Stuyvesant Oval, New York, N. Y. 
Greenough, A. Mildred 1918 

Mrs. Alvin L. Jensen 

4127 S. Hotch, Spokane 36, Wash. 
Griffin, Gracie 1926 

Mrs. Alvin Westman 

56 Lowell Road, Winthrop, Mass. 
Grosvenor, Lilian Aff. 1925 

Mrs. Lilian G. Coville 

% National Geographic Society 

1146 16 St., N.W., Washington 6, D.C. 



Hall, Caroline Bates 1924 

Mrs. Lawrence W. Wason 

Stratton Brook Rd., 

RFD 2, Simsbury, Conn. 
Hall, Margaret W. 1907 

Mrs. Earl J. Walker 

1653 Ellamer, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Harsh, Alice L. 1913 

82 St. Stephens St., Boston 15, Mass. 
Haserick, Barbara 1945 

Mrs. Alan H. Johnson 

2818 Eccles Ave., Ogden, Utah 
Hawkes, Judith 1943 

Mrs. James B. Landaker 

9056 South Pleasant Ave. 

Chicago 20, 111. 
Herrera, Ines 1949 

Mrs. Ines Herrera de Reyes 

Carrera 4, 72-54, Bogota, Colombia, S.A 
Hill, Barbara 1942 

Mrs. William M. Kennedy 

433 Bermuda Way, Modesto, Cal. 
Hincks, Elizabeth Aff. 1913 

51 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Hirst, Jessie Marianne 1930 

Mrs. Lynn B. Rankin 

102 Sunset Terrace, Amarillo, Texas 
Hoag, Constance 1932 

Mrs. Samuel H. Porter 

1459 Warnall Ave., Los Angeles 24, Cal. 
Holland, Clara 1936 

Mrs. Elwood N. Chase, II 

1119 Carlisle Drive, San Mateo, Cal. 
Hougen, Alice M. Aff. 1925 

Mrs. A. H. Ball 

Seven Springs Farm, Weston, Conn. 
Howard, Frances 1925 

Mrs. James A. O'Brien 

16 W. Main, Norwalk, Ohio 
Hulse, Elizabeth 1929 

Mrs. Gustave Freeman 

314 Taplow Road, Baltimore 12, Md. 
Judd, Melinda Aff. 1924 

Mrs. Philip Fosburg 

139 Edgewood Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 
Keany, Katherine 1927 

1675 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. 

Washington, 7, D. C. 
Kendall, Boberta 1929 

Mrs. Rolfe M. Kennedy 

1508 Biltmore Dr. 

Charlotte, No. Carolina 
Kitchell, Margaretta 1950 

Mrs. W. Laird Stabler, Jr. 

University Circle, Charlottesville, Ya. 
Kline, Helen Aff. 1895 

Mrs. David LeFavour 

14 Van Dyke Ave., Amsterdam, N. Y. 
Knight, Helen 1922 

Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 

Alden Road, Andover, Mass. 






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k.,lm-. J©J 1941 

Daniel Peisch 

H-6Slocum Hi \ 

University Station S 10, N. Y. 

K..r-t. Dorothy 1919 

Mr-. F. C. P. Blodg 
■ S 
Mildred I). 1917 

Mr-. Orwin B. Griffin. Jr. 
1 .riffin, Litchfield. Conn. 
Lamport, l><.r..ih> 1950 

Mr-. Maurice Feigenbaum 

Lakewood Terrace. Haverhill. Mass. 
I . sadbetter, Sally |o> ML 1901 

Oracle. Ariz. 
I . -I,. . Louise 1942 

Mr^. Alfred J. Oxenham 

K.F.D. 2. Ewing Road. 
opolis Heights. Pa. 
Lindsay, knna Lois 1918 

V. S. Army Special Services. APO 
■stmaster. Seattle. \\ 
Long, Suzanne M. 1911 

Mrs. Karl A. Wagner 

106 Harford St.. Milford. Pa. 
Loring, Linda Ml. 1938 
Homer Overly. Jr. 

101 Chestnut St.. Boston, M 
Lovely, Cynthia K. 1943 

The Knox School. Cooper-town. N. Y. 
Ix>v»e. Helen B. Aff. 19<U 

Mr'. Myron L. Crowe 

Box 797'. Rt. 1. Redwood City. Cal. 
Lyman, Hannah VfT. 1927 

Mrs. Roland Blenner-Ha- 

1 Somerset Place, Palo Alto. Cal. 
MeBride, Elizabeth 1938 

Mrs. Jack W. Chapman 

5942-B Frederick Square. Dallas,Texas 
McCa-liri. Man P- 1930 

Mr-. J. Harold I 

209 Rosedale Drive, Pott-town. Pa. 
McClive. Jean 1920 

Mr-. John Weaver 

:: Campus Drive East, Snyder 21, NY. 
\|.( onneL, Elizabeth S. 1948 

Mr-. Robert F. Barnett. Jr. 

General Delivery, Frankfort. Mich. 
McLean, Carol 1917 

229 Fast 79th St.. Apt. 14a. 

New York 21. N. Y. 
Mayee. Genevieve 1901 

Mrs. Samuel A. B. Mercer 

5 Massachusetts Ave.. 

Worcester. Mass 
Malott. Janet Aff. 1916 

Mr-. Jared Elliott 

205 Oak Hill Road. Ithaca. N. Y. 
Marshall, Ethelyn 1891 

Mr-. Allen E. Cross 

1657 I'nion St.. Manchester. N. H. 



Marten, Mary 1948 

Mrs. Jack B. Davenport 

536 Genesee N.F.. Warren. Ohio 
Meyer. Marietta 1910 

Mrs. William A. Ekberg 

Dept. of Electricitv. USMA. 

West Point. N. Y. 
Mooney, Florence 1939 

Mrs. Lawrence L. Doty, Jr. 

19 Edgewood Terrace. 

Alexandria. \"a. 
Morse, Martha K. 1919 

914 Ridge wood. Rockford. 111. 
Mom . Martha M. 1917 

Mrs. John B. Abbot 

47 Pine St.. Belmont 78. Ma-s. 
Moss, Marguerite K. Aff. 1918 

Mrs. James T. Heerv. Jr. 

\\b Forrest Blvd. Apt. C. Decatur. Ga. 
Nell.. Gertrude MI. 1911 

Mr-. Raymond B. Gallant 

4702 Lowell Ave.. Sunset Park. 

Tampa. Fla. 
North. Sally 1946 

Mr-. Charles B. Jones 

Danvers State Hospital. Box 50, 

Hathorne. Mass. 
0«lM>rn«-. Dolor.- 1923 

Mrs. Charles T. Hall 

295 Mt. Vernon St.. 

West Newton 65. M - 
Parker, < (instance 1906 

Mr-. Reeve Chipman 

74 Phillips St.. Boston 14. Mass 
Paterson, Hilary 1915 

Mr-. lame- C. Cleveland 

APO "ill. Postmaster. N. Y. 
Per — on, L>a 1914 

Mrs. Robert W. Rosenhoiise 

% Headlines. Guatemala City, 

Guatemala 
Pierce. Lloyd 1939 

Mr-. Malcolm K. Smith 

Putney School. Putney, \"t. 

Price, Martha Ml. 1921 

Mr-. Frank P. Bennett 

Manlev St.. Marblehead. Ma—. 
Prineje, Ruth 1905 

3110 S.W. 56th Ave.. Portland 1. Ore. 
Quain, Marion 1925 

Mrs. Charles C. Kai-er 

912 Woodland. San Carlos. Cal. 
Quimby, Jeanette L. 1930 

Mr-. J. Grant Daley 

1 549 Admiral Woodson Lane. 

Clearwater. Fla. 
Quin, Marion B. Aff. 1928 

Mr-. Cyril M. Coggins 

5455 S. Stafford St.. Arlington 6. Va. 
Rabbna;, Margaret Aff. 1911 

Mr-. F. Mallory Shumway, Jr. 

Deerpath, Lake Forest, III. 



Hand, Miriam 1930 

Mrs. C. S. Boxwell 
Readfield, Maine 
Kandall, Eunice H. 1932 

491 Sylvan Drive, Winter Park, Fla. 
Keagan, Ann Aff. 1945 
Mrs. John J. Hafer, Jr. 
8 Greenway, Flower Hill, Roslvn, N.Y. 
Richards, Mary 1930 
Mrs. John S. Bethune 
RFD, Danvers, Mass. 
Kollins, Bettina 1929 
Mrs. Coburn R. Wheeler 
34 Carll Road, Middletown, Conn. 
Sams, Camille Aff. 1928 
Mrs. Larry l.ightner 
2020 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 
Singleton, Mable Aff. 1932 
Mrs. Frank A. Escoban 
2547 23rd St. No., Arlington 1, Va. 
Smith, Constance 1939 
Mrs. Will D. Templeton 
5142 Verdun Ave., Los Angeles 43, Cal. 
Smith, Cynthia H. 1945 
Mrs. John Alan McFalls 
37 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 
Smithers, Mary Virginia Aff. 1942 
Mrs. Stephen Gilman 
Crescent Blvd., Bennington, Vt. 
Sommer, Shirley 1945 
Mrs. Charles W. Holzwarth 
1426 Grace Ave., San Jose 25, Cal. 
Stephens, Helen Aff. 1911 
Mrs. W. D. Laurie, Sr. 
663 Neff Road, Detroit 30, Mich. 
Stevens, Marion H. 1944 
Mrs. E. M. Harris, Jr. 
RFD 1, Chatham, N. J. 
Stevenson, Dorothy 1931 
Mrs. Thomas G. Russell 
2204 Looscan Lane, Houston, Texas 
Sutor, Sally 

Mrs. John S. Parsons 
Highland Ave., Waterville, Maine 
Swain, Ethel Aff. 1910 
Mrs. Robert J. Smith 
Randecker Lane, Kensington, Conn. 
Swan, Marion Aff. 1921 
Mrs. Thomas O. Parnell 
Alumnae Office, Wheaton College, 
Norton, Mass. 
Swenning, Louise 1943 
Mrs. Lancer R. Weinrich 
526 South St., Clarion, Pa. 
Talcott, Mary A. 1921 
Mrs. Mary T. Luster 
20 Outlook Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 
Tavares, Julia I. 1944 
Mrs. Eduardo A. Alvarez 
% Jean F. Tavares, Avenida Indepen- 

den, cia Cindad Trujillo 
Dominican Republic 



Taylor, Helen 1948 

303 East 71st St., New York, N. Y. 
Teeson, Carolyn M. 1946 
Mrs. Ross S. Keller 
22 Irving Place, New York, N. Y. 
Thayer, Virginia 1938 
Mrs. John B. Boothby 
40 Tarry Rd., San Anselmo, Cal. 
Thomas, Mary 1946 
Mrs. Howard D. Peck 
32 Beech Ave., Berkeley Heights, N. J. 
Tompkins, Elizabeth 1933 
Mrs. Robert W. Madeley 
R-3, Winsted, Conn. 
Toohey, Mary 1938 
Mrs. Arthur G. Kruse 
49 Wood St., Honolulu, T. H. 
Tower, Helen 1935 

Mrs. Joseph D. Stritmatter 
Rt. 1, Box 1465, 
Alderwood Manor, Wash. 
Travis, Margaret 1944 
Mrs. William I. Atwood 
110 Clifton Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 
Upham, Carol 1929 
Mrs. James M. Fox 

408 Newburv St., West Peabody, Mass. 
Voss, Deborah J. 1948 

Box 5, Dispensary, U. S. Naval Station, 
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 
Waterman, Joan Aff. 1946 
Mrs. Richard D. Senty 
2604 Scott, Davenport, Iowa 
Weber, Helen 1909 
Mrs. R. Verne Mitchell 
East Drive, Congress Lake, 
Hartville, Ohio 
Welte, Suzanne Aff. 1931 
Mrs. Jean AuBois 
86 Washington St., Newport, R. 1. 
Whittier, Nancy 1941 
Mrs. Ralph M. Atkinson 
i3 Sargent Road, Winchester, Mass. 
Wick, Margery 1940 

29 Bon Air Ave., Bradford, Pa. 
Wiggin, Deborah Aff. 1946 
Mrs. Braley A. Cameron 
43 Thoreau St., Concord, Mass. 
Williams, Elsie 1942 
Mrs. Ery W. Kehaya 
Hickory Lane, New Canaan, Conn. 
Wilson, Margaret Aff. 1903 
Mrs. R. Clyde Gerber 
2407 Marathon St., Los Angeles 26, Cal. 
Wilson, Mary Aff. 1937 
Mrs. Daniel P. Brown 
Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, Pa. 
Wolf, Mary Jane Aff. 1923 
Mrs. C. F. Outten 
106 Oakhill Ave., Portsmouth, Va. 
Wooyenaka, Fuki 1926 
Mrs. Sami Uramatsu 
720-2 chome Tamagawa-Denen-Chofu 
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan 



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In Memoriam 



1875 

Sarah Snow Baker (Mrs. John E. Moore) 
died October 13, 1951. 

1878 

Susie E. Winslow (Mrs. Edmund H. Saw- 
yer) died in 1951. 

1879 

Amy Learoyd, 93, died in Danvers, Mass. 
on July 9, 1952. She is survived by a brother. 

1882 

Lois Bingham Warner, off., died May 24, 
1946, in Salisbury, Connecticut. 

1883 

Emily Knevals, aff., died July 21, 1952, at 
Doctors' Hospital in New York City. 

1893 

Mary E. Bond (Mrs. John A. Neill) died 
July 18, 1950. 

1894 

Ella Martha Robinson died June 20, 1952, 
in Beverly, Mass. 

1895 

Mary Gertrude Miller (Mrs. George H. 
Jackson) died April 18, 1952, after a short 
illness. She is survived by her husband and a 
sister, Lillian Miller Troutman, Abbot, 1897, 

1896 

Alice Hall Ropes (Mrs. Benjamin Dodson) 
died. 

1898 

Eleanor Holt (Mrs. Francis Zecchini) 
died July 25, 1952, after a long illness. Our 
sympathy is extended to her sisters, Alice 
Holt Jenkins '09, Charlotte Holt Burtt '01, 
and Florence Holt '96. 



1901 

Bernice Marvelle (Mrs. Henry G. Brew- 
ster) died after an illness of two days on 
June ii, 1952. She is survived by her hus- 
band and a daughter, Elizabeth Brewster 
Thompson '22. 

1915 

Norma Allen (Mrs. William Haine) died 
August 21, 1952, in Hartford, Conn, follow- 
ing a long illness. Her devotion to Abbot, to 
her classmates, and to Abbot organizations 
was a vital part of a life which reached out in 
many directions, and touched closely many 
lives. She gave freely of her rich contralto 
voice on many occasions. The Connecticut 
Abbot Club, of which she was president, 
owes much to her faithful interest and sup- 
port. She was president of the Abbot Alum- 
nae Association, 1934- 1938, and she served 
on the 20th Century Fund General Com- 
mittee during the money raising campaign. 
It was never too much effort to drive from 
Hartford to Andover to attend meetings con- 
nected with Abbot affairs, or to see Miss 
Nellie Mason to whom she was a close and 
devoted friend. She is survived by her hus- 
band, a son Charles, and a grandson. 

C.P.C. 
1917 

Lidwine Curran (Mrs. Donald Falvey) 
died June 25, 1952, in Swampscott, Mass. 

Mildred Kling (Mrs. Tulloch M. Town- 
send) died in an automobile accident in 
September, 1951. 

Past Faculty and Staff 

Edith Aldred, a nurse at Abbot from 1910 
to 1 918, died April 6, 1952, in Manchester, 
N. H. 




Old girls of many generations will be saddened to 
learn that James Ruxton — "Jim" — our gardener, 
died in July after a short illness. Jim had been at 
Abbot for twenty-six years and loved its trees and 
lawns and gardens next best to his native Scotland. 
We shall long remember his friendly greetings as he 
stood leaning on a rake in a pile of autumn leaves, or 
knelt working at a flower bed with patient hands. We 
are grateful for such loyalty as Jim's and for his con- 
tribution to the beauty of our Abbot grounds. 



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Class News 



1886 

We were sorry to learn that Margaret 
Bedford Ready has been forced to remain in 
bed for the past five years. 

1889 

Edith Jackson Lewis writes that her only 
son has been in Korea for sixteen months as a 
Specialist in Communications with the 
Army Signal Corps. 

1890 

Sue Hertz Howard reports that she is well 
at 82 years of age. She does not get away 
from home very often. 

1891 

Katherine Winegarner Spencer reports that 
at the age of 82 she is enjoying life being 
able to participate, in a passive way, in the 
things to which she has been accustomed. 

1893 

Caddie Abbott Smith writes that the past 
year has been "different" for her. She had a 
long hospital experience with a good re- 
covery, and also a difficult and damaging 
flood experience. 

1894 

The class will be sorry to learn that Helen 
Tenney Baketel's husband died May 26, 1952. 

1895 

The class extends its sympathy to Marion 
Somers Wise whose husband died June 26, 
1952. 

1896 

Grace Pearson Preston and her sister spent 
last winter in Southern Pines, North Caro- 
lina, where they met Jessie Guernsey, 
Abbot '90. 

May Young Duffy writes, "This was our 
off year. We were both ill for four months in 
Winter Park, Fla. We are much improved 
now. We have a great-granddaughter and 
one of our grandsons is to be married." 

1897 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Lillian Miller Troutman whose sister, Gert- 
rude Miller Jackson, died April 18, 1952. 

Gertrude Ware Bunce has a year-old 
great-grandnephew. 

1901 

Ethel Brooks Scott, off., reports that she 
and her husband took a delightful trip last 
spring down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers 
on a stern wheeler. She recommends the 



trip for the not so young who like adventure 
in our own grand country. 

Genevieve Magee Mercer's husband, Sam- 
uel A. B. Mercer, has just written The Pyra- 
mid Texts in Translation and Commentary. The 
work was published in four volumes by 
Longmans, Green & Co. in July. Gene- 
vieve's daughter is married and living in 
California. 

1902 

Mildred Chase Drake and her husband 
took a long trip to the Middle East last 
winter. She writes that it was "interesting, 
but strenuous." 

Married 

Ruth D. Cobb, off., to N. Frank Bryant of 
Brookline, Massachusetts, on April 18, 1952. 
Mr. Bryant is a retired banker. 

1903 

Margaret Wilson Gerber, off., writes that 
both her sons are married. She is planning to 
remain in California. 

1905 

Frances Cutler Knickerbocker writes, "The 
March meeting of the Alumnae Council was 
an experience long to be remembered. 
Little did I dream, when I was a humble 
'college senior' at Abbot, that I should ever 
stay in the minister's guest room in Draper 
Hall. George Washington may not have 
slept there, but Matthew Arnold did, — so 
the legend goes, — and put out his boots, 
which Miss McKeen shined. Our talks with 
faculty and students, and our glimpses of 
teaching and living at Abbot, filled us with 
enthusiasm for Abbot." 

The class extends its sympathy to Ruth 
Pringle whose mother died recently. Ruth 
has sold her home and moved to smaller 
quarters. 

The class was also sorry to learn of the 
death of Mabel Wardwell Perrin's mother on 
June 7, 1952. 

1906 

Margaret Sherman Neef's husband, Profes- 
sor Francis J. A. Neef, has retired as director 
of the Personnel Bureau at Dartmouth Col- 
lege. 

1907 

Mary Ball Bigelow, aff., is building a 
house in Chatham, Mass., and hopes to live 
there the year round. 



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1908 

Esther Parker Lovett reports the birth of 
another son, Eric Fowler West, Jr., to her 
daughter, Eugenia, on May 6, 1952. 

1909 

Edith Gardner Tobey writes, "Emily 
Silsby Morgan '10 recently visited me for 
part of a day. In our 'day' at Abbot we were 
both studying violin, but now our grand- 
children are our mutual interest. She has 
three, and I but one!" 

Beulah McCarty Canterbury writes, "I 
took a cruise around the world on a freighter 
this year, leaving New York in February and 
arriving back in July. We were on 1 9 oceans 
and seas, sailed 31,850 miles, and stopped at 
25 ports, among them, Hong-kong, Bangkok, 
Kobe, Kamaishi, Djakarta, Manila, Singa- 
pore, and Columbe. 

"I had a lovely day with Frances Wright 
Kimball in her darling new house in Ather- 
ton, Cal. It was grand to see 'Panty' again — 
she is a wonderful person and such fun." 

Beulah has sent us a very interesting and 
detailed account of her trip, and if anyone is 
contemplating a similar trip, we would be 
happy to let you borrow this account. 

We learned with regret of the death of 
Gladys Perry Miller's husband, Benjamin 
Dwight Miller, on May 17, 1952. The class 
extends its sincere sympathy. 

1910 

Ruth Newcomb writes, "Busy as usual 
teaching Saturday mornings, October 
through May, in local museum classes for 
children in simple clay modeling. After our 
large old home had to be broken up last 
September, I moved to a smaller, yet com- 
modious, house at our rear garden corner. 
I feel quite settled aided by same housekeep- 
er-cook and my lively cocker spaniel watch- 
dog!" 

Louise Tuttle Abbott writes that she spent 
a large part of last year in Atlanta, Georgia, 
with her daughter. Her oldest grandchild, 
Robert Dole, is studying violin, and is a 
member of the Young People's Symphony 
in Springfield, Mass. 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Mira Wilson whose mother died June 14, 
1952, in Ashland, Mass. 

1911 

Mary Hall Lewis reports the birth of her 
fifth granddaughter. 



Dora Heys Pym writes that she has eight 
granddaughters. 

Jessie Wightman Jones has a new grand- 
daughter, Lauralee Noble, born April 11, 
1952, to her daughter, Virginia Jones Gar- 
van, Abbot '40. 

1913 

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag 
and leave them at home — but plan now to 
be in Andover in June for our fortieth re- 
union. (It sounds as if we were born in the 
Stone Age). 

Details will be sent at a later date. 

Olga Erickson Tucker 

Reunion Chairman 

Dr. Elizabeth Hincks, off., who has been 
in Washington for a year as Psychologist and 
Director of Training of Clinical Psycholo- 
gists at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, has re- 
turned to her work as Psychologist in the 
New England Home for Little Wanderers in 
Boston. 

1915 

The class extends its sympathy to Laura 
Cheever Downs, off., whose mother died on 
May 3, 1952. 

Mattie Larrabee Whittemore has eleven 
grandchildren. Her unmarried son is an en- 
sign in the Navy, and is on a cargo ship. 

Jessie Nye Blodgett reports, "Our youngest 
son, Elliott Donald, is serving in the Armed 
Forces in the Far East. He was married last 
December to Patricia Simmons, a senior at 
Cornell University School of Nursing. On 
January 14, 1952, a third daughter was 
born to our son, Frederick, and his wife." 

Harriette Woolverton Robinson, off. reports 
the birth of her first grandchild, Ann Wool- 
verton Strout. 

1916 

Eleanor Black Draffen sends a report of 
her children: "Spencer is married and is 
working for the Ives-Washburn Publishing 
Company in New York. Marion owns and 
manages a book shop in Mansfield, Ohio. 
James is with the Armed Forces in Korea. 
Frances is a student at Briarcliff Junior Col- 
lege." 

Eleanor Frary Rogers reports the birth of 
her first grandchild, Timothy Paige Hunt, on 
April 9, 1952. Timothy is the son of Jinny 
Rogers Hunt. Eleanor's son, Donald is en- 
gaged to Frances Wales of Cambridge. Don- 
ald is doing research in the electronics 
laboratory of the Sickles Company in Chico- 
pee, Mass. 



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Grace Merrill Emery writes, "My husband 
was promoted to Captain in the Navy in 
February. He is now Director of Engineering 
and Technical Services Division in the 
Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington. 
My daughter, Judith, is teaching kinder- 
garten in Waltham, Mass. My son, Tom, is a 
plebe at the Naval Academy." 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Katharine Odell Randall whose husband 
died July 12, 1952, of a heart ailment. 

Helene Sands Brown writes, "My son, 
George, is in Korea, assigned to an Air 
Force unit as an engineer. My daughter, 
Mary Lord, is a junior at Cornell University 
majoring in animal husbandry. I had a per- 
fect Smith reunion in 1950, and roomed 
with Grace Merrill Emery. Gert Goss ' 1 7 was 
with us frequently." 

1919 

Mildred Frost Eaton's son, James, is en- 
gaged to Sue Ellen Armstrong of Bedford, 
Ind. 

Jane Holt Atkinson's son, Robert, received 
his ensign's commission on graduating from 
Harvard in June, and he is now serving in the 
Mediterranean. Another son, Theodore, Jr., 
is in his last year at Yale Divinity School. 

Marian Nichols Fiore writes - that her 
daughter, Mrs. William Brady, is now living 
in a new home next to her. Her son, Vincent, 
is working as a commercial artist in Rich- 
mond. 

1920 

Katherine Kinney Hecox writes, "No news 
about myself, but Elisabeth Luce Moore '19 
spoke for the Albany Y.W.C.A. annual 
meeting in January. She was perfect. I do 
not know when I have heard a finer or more 
interesting speaker." 

Florence Matile Bishop writes: "I have 
had a flat for eight years on the Thames im- 
mediately opposite the Festival or Fun Fair 
Gardens, as it is called. There is a blaze of 
lights in front of my window every night, 
and about midnight rockets and fireworks 
are sent up. 

"My two sons, Tommy and Peter, are all 
grown up now. Tommy is married and has 
four children, and Peter attends Brasenose 
College, Oxford. I went up last week to 
watch him row in his college boat. 

"Margaret Neelands Parsons, off. '21, 
came through London in April. She and her 
husband had flown from New York to 
Dakar, and then had flown to Leopoldsville 



in the Belgian Congo. They motored all 
through Africa. In many places there were 
no roads — only broad paths along which 
the car bumped slowly. There were no 
hotels, but often they found convents where 
they could spend the night." 

Florence would be happy to welcome any 
Abbot friends at her flat in London. 

A note from Elizabeth Stewart Pieters tells 
of reunions with Edna Dixon Mansur, Ethel 
Dixon McGee, off. 1921, Geraldine Murray 
Stanton, off. 191 9, and Helen Bradley Pease, 
off. 191 9. Last winter Elizabeth saw Justine 
Pearsall Baker in Fort Lauderdale. She says 
that Jay has been ill for a long time, and 
would appreciate hearing from her Abbot 
friends. 

1921 

Marion Swan Parnell, off. has been ap- 
pointed Alumnae Secretary at Wheaton 
College, Norton, Mass. 

1922 

The class extends its sympathy to Eliza- 
beth Brewster Thompson whose mother died 
suddenly June 11, 1952. 

Sister Mary Anselm C.S.M. (Katherine 
Gage) writes, "This summer I took some 
work in education to comply with the Ten- 
nessee state requirements. I continue to en- 
joy the South and the quickening experience 
of living in a new part of the country. 

Margaret Hopkins Osborn writes that her 
daughter, Susan, graduated from Suffield 
High School in June. Margaret is teaching 
tray painting and is an agent for books, 
greeting cards, and cosmetics. 

Helen Knight Wilkinson's son graduated 
from Harvard in June. 

Janet Warren Winslow writes, "My family 
and I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit my 
daughter, Ann. We stopped at Swarthmore, 
Pa., to see Kay Damon Kletzien. She has 
four lovely children, and Kay is just as cheer- 
ful as ever. We announced our daughter's 
engagement in May." 

Kay Weeks Plaisted's son, Teddy, is a 
sophomore at Brown, and her daughter, 
Ann, is studying at Rogers Hall. 

1923 

Edith Damon Bugbee reports that her 
daughter, Kay, graduated from West Vir- 
ginia University in June. Her son, Jon, is a 
sophomore at Dartmouth, and Dick is in 
Charleston High School. She attended her 
twenty-fifth reunion at Wellesley in June. 



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Esther Wood Peirce traveled to Edmonton, 
Banff, Vancouver, and Victoria during the 
summer. 

1925 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Camp, Jr. 
(Virginia Thompson), a daughter, Leslie, 
March 18, 1952. Virginia's daughter, 
Lloyd, who graduated from Abbot in June, 
is a freshman at Connecticut College. Her 
son, Tommy, is a junior at Williams, and her 
son, Blair, is a sophomore in Summit High 
School. 

1926 

Ruth Farrington writes that she is still 
working for the Department of Defense. 

1927 

Nancy Kimball Fowle drove to California 
in September to visit her parents. 

We have just learned that Hannah Lyman 
is now Mrs. Roland Blenner-Hassett. 
Married 

Harriet Sullivan to Donald James Wal- 
lace, April 12, 1952. 

1928 

Virginia Gay d'Elseaux writes, "I wish 
there were more news from '28, but if all are 
as busy as I with two daughters in adoles- 
cence and the third not far behind, I can see 
why none of us writes! Life is full and won- 
derful. I have just spent the evening with 
our thirteen-year-old planning her first big 
party, a dance — with sundaes!" 

Laura Snell Johnson writes, "After a year 
and a half of residing in beautiful and fas- 
cinating Lebanon, my husband has been 
transferred back to Cairo, Egypt. As I have 
lived in Egypt off and on since 1932, it is 
more like going home than going to the 
States would be. We left Lebanon July first, 
and spent three weeks in Scandinavia before 
going to the States. We return to Cairo in 
November." 

1929 

Polly Francis Loesch went to New York 
last spring to teach the occupational therapy 
students of Columbia University a capsu- 
lated version of the dramatics as treatment 
course which she has been teaching at the 
Boston School of Occupational Therapy for 
the past three years. 

Polly and her family traveled in the 
United States this summer. She writes: 
"We packed a luggage trailer with tents and 
camping equipment, and turned the nose of 



the car in the direction of Albuquerque to 
film the life and activities of the Pueblo In- 
dians. We attended the General Council of 
the Congregational-Christian Churches in 
Claremont, California. We went to Yellow- 
stone Park where everyone seemed to be 
tenting or trailering in all sorts and shapes of 
equipment. By this time we had exchanged 
our mode of housekeeping for the more re- 
liable 10-foot trailer in which we all fitted 
as snugly as a family of bears in hibernation. 
We visited the chalk buttes area of Montana 
where we went on a miniature fossil expedi- 
tion. We saw the Smithsonian Institute en- 
campment excavating the floor plan of the 
old fort, Berthold, at the Congregational 
Indian Mission. Incidentally, we hit all the 
tourist high spots." 

Rosamond Wheeler is editor of the Boston 
Traveler's society page. She also does occa- 
sional book reviews for the Boston Herald. 
1930 

Kathie Fellows Ingraham writes of a glori- 
ous reunion with Marianna Smith Hile last 
spring. Marianna was in St. Louis with her 
husband, and "she hasn't changed a bit." 

Marianne Hirst Rankin's husband ac- 
cepted a call to the First Presbyterian 
Church of Amarillo, Texas, in February. 
Since that time they and their three children 
have been in Texas. 

1931 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Myers (Carol 
Grosvenor), a son and fifth child, Alexander 
McNaughton, February 28, 1952. 

1932 

Betty Bigler de Masi writes that her daugh- 
ter, Jean, is 16, and a junior in high school. 
Both her sons are in junior high. Betty 
would love to see any of her classmates who 
come to Washington. 

Katherine Brigham spent three months in 
Europe last spring. 

Anne Dudley Blandy writes that her hus- 
band has been appointed Dean of the Episco- 
pal Seminary of the Southwest. Anne's son, 
Chris, is 10, and her daughter, Debbie, is 8. 

Miyi Hirooka Mitsutani writes, "I have 
been in the trading business, export and im- 
port, for the last 3^ years. This sounds im- 
pressive, but actually it has been one long 
struggle for existence, with little success. 
Japan's finances have been on a steady de- 
cline during this period with the result that 



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Our file of Commencement programs lacks one for the year 1935. 
Can anyone complete our file? 



business has been getting increasingly diffi- 
cult. Of course, I had to stick my neck out at 
this time! If there are any Abbot girls in 
business, or any husbands of Abbot girls 
who might be interested in importing 
Japanese goods, I would love to have the 
opportunity of being of assistance at this end. 

"My life in business brought me one good 
fortune in the form of a husband. I got mar- 
ried, belatedly, in July, 1951, to one of my 
colleagues with whom I had been working 
for 2} £ years. We built a tiny house with the 
aid of a government loan, and, although it is 
necessarily somewhat flimsy, it is ideally lo- 
cated. We have a wonderful view with Mt. 
Fuji and the Hakone Range in the distance. 
Since our plot drops off about thirty feet to a 
primary school playground below, we have 
nothing to obstruct our view. Last week we 
had the luxury of enjoying the cherry blos- 
soms in the valley while eating breakfast in 
our dining-living room. We feel very for- 
tunate to be so comfortably settled. 

"I am continuing with my work, and, be- 
cause we have no help for the time being, 
life is rather hectic and wearing at times. 
However, with the aid of our little third- 
hand car which gets us around, and our little 
dog to keep us amused, our days are full, but 
pleasant." 

The class extends its sympathy to Con- 
stance Hoag Porter whose mother died last 
year. Connie has three girls who keep her 
busy. Her youngest girl had polio when she 
was ten months old. It affected her left arm 
so that she couldn't raise it. Connie expects 
that by fall she should be normal. Connie 
plans to come to Harwichport next summer. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Milliken II 
(Susan Johnstone), a son, Peter Houston, 
III, July 12, 1952. 

1933 

Mary Elizabeth Burnham Gazlay writes, 
"I have just recently returned to circulation 
after an automobile accident two years ago 
which kept Jack and me in the Hartford 
Hospital for three months. We were on 
crutches for about a year. Our remaining 
creaks and rattles are probably only old age, 
anyway!" 



Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peyton H. Moss (Mary 
Mahoney, off.), a son, Peyton Howard, Jr., 
July 15, 1952. 

1934 

Cassandra Kinsman Dexter writes, "Hav- 
ing studied Spanish for fun, I suddenly had a 
chance to put it to use in Mexico at the 
opening of a wing of the government's 
Heart Institute. My husband and I are going 
to a Heart Congress in Argentina in Sep- 
tember." 

Ruth Stott Peters and her family visited 
Massachusetts last summer. 

1935 

Ann Cutler Squier writes, "I am currently 
representing TWA at El Tovar Hotel in 
Grand Canyon. I live in a trailer with assort- 
ed Navajos, Hopis, and deer for neighbors. 
I work any six hours that appeal to me six 
days a week. Come on, people — fly to 
Grand Canyon on TWA, and we'll have a 
far-west Abbot reunion!" 

The class extends its sympathy to Frances 
McTernen Coan whose father died August 27, 

I952- 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. John H. McClennan 
(Jane Dawes), a fourth child and first son, 
Peter Dawes, August 27, 1952. Jane's hus- 
band has been called to active duty as a 
Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. 

1936 

The class extends its sympathy to Sally 
Burns Bowen whose father died August 22, 
I952- 

1937 

The class extends its sympathy to Nancy 
Burns McArdle whose father died August 22, 

I952- 

Frances Connelly Dowd writes, "At present 
I am living in Larchmont with my two sons 
(9 and 10), my aunt, and my sister. I have 
been working in the Children's Room at the 
local library while the boys are at school. 

Sally Gage Curtis writes that her husband 
has been on active duty with the Navy since 
September, 1950. They have four children, 
Sarah, 10, Gage, 8, George, 4, and Ann, 2. 

Jane Stevenson Wunsch has three children, 



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aged ii, 9, and 51 2 . She has seen Anne 
Sawyer Williams and her four children re- 
cently. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phenix (Pris- 
cilla Richards), a daughter, Katharine Joan, 
January 8, 1952. Pris writes that she loves 
Saginaw now, but misses the "hills of home." 

To Mr. and Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley), a daughter, Margarette 
Risley, June 18, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. George S. Stothoff (Ruth 
Rose), a second son, John Rose, April 22, 
1952. Ruth writes that she is busy at home 
for the time being. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John G. Martin, Jr. 
(Ellen Simpson), a third child and second 
son, Douglas Gordon, July 6, 1951. 

1938 

Anne Simpson White expected to be back 
in Syracuse by October, after her husband's 
seventeen-month tour of duty with the Navy. 
Anne writes, "Life in the D. C. area is too 
hectic for us. We'll take the serenity of 
central New York over anything!" 
Married 

Linda Loring, off., to Homer Overly, Jr., 
in Nantucket, June 28, 1952. Mr. Overly is 
a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania 
and Harvard College. 

Mary Toohey to Arthur George Kruse, 
September 15, 1952, in Greenwich, Conn. 
Mary's only attendant was her cousin, Bar- 
bara Healey Holland, 1930. Mr. Kruse at- 
tended Honolulu Military Academy and 
Stanford University. He is manager of the 
Electric Steel Foundry in Honolulu. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Prudden (Con- 
stance Thurber), a fourth child and first 
daughter, Deborah, April 27, 1952. 

To Dr. and Mrs. Francis C. Black (Doro- 
thy Walworth), a daughter, Rosanne Eliza- 
beth, April 10, 1952. 

1939 

Lloyd Pierce Smith is director of activities, 
and her husband is teaching physics at The 
Putney School, Putney, Vermont. 

Peggy Prudden, off., has an interesting job 
as a designer with the Royal Doulton China 
Company. 

Engaged 

Marjorie MacMullen Freytag to Edwin A. 
Brewer of Shrewsbury, Mass. Mr. Brewer at- 
tended Worcester Academy and the Univer- 



sity of Vermont. He is vice-president in 
charge of promotion at Brewer & Co., phar- 
maceutical manufacturers of Worcester. 

1940 

Anna Clement Hooker writes that her hus- 
band is an engineer working for California 
Tech. in Pasadena. Anna has two daughters, 
Sallyann, age 3, and Christine, age 1 1 
months. Anna is secretary of the Scripps 
College Alumnae Association. 

In February, 1952, Frances Chandler 
Futch adopted a daughter, Susan Chandler. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. England 
(Phyllis Crocker), a second daughter, Eliza- 
beth, May 27, 1952. 

To Rev. and Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 
(Mary Howard), a second son, Philip 
Hutchins, September 4, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John S. Garvan, Jr. 
(Virginia Jones, off.), a third child and first 
daughter, Lauralee Noble, April 11, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Franklin R. Hoar (Doris 
Sawyer), a fourth child and second daugh- 
ter, Amabel Sawyer, June 20, 1952. 

1941 

Engaged 

Frances V. Troub to Dr. Bertram H. 
Roberts of New Haven. Dr. Roberts, who is 
an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale 
University, was graduated from the Faculty 
of Medicine of the University of Toronto. 
He received a master of arts degree from 
Columbia, and was a teaching fellow at 
Harvard. The wedding will take place 
November 26. 

Married 

Suzanne Long Kremer to Karl A. Wagner 
of Milford, Pa., on June 12, 1952. Mr. Wag- 
ner is a graduate of Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege, and received a law degree from Temple 
University. He practices law in Milford, Pa. 
On their honeymoon, they flew to Paris and 
Lisbon, and toured Spain in an automobile. 

1942 

Irene Abbott MacPherson's husband is 
manager of the South Shore territory of the 
Telephone Company in Massachusetts. 

Jane Bishop is a night supervisor at the 
Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She 
says her job is "interesting, varied, and 
stimulating." 

Jeanne Bowersox Wilson writes that her 
husband is taking extension courses and 



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working at the DuPont Experimental Sta- 
tion in Wilmington, Del. 

Betty Jean England Olsen writes that she is 
living in Seattle, Washington. She says that 
the Northwest is as inspiring and beautiful 
as they say it is. Her husband is Division 
Manager for Boyle-Midway Co., and 
travels a good deal. She would love to hear 
from any Abbot girls in the area. 

Barbara Hill Kennedy writes that she is 
now living in the San Joaquin Valley. Her 
husband has gone into farming. He works 
for someone else now, but hopes to have a 
ranch of his own soon. She is enjoying her 
daughter, Kate, very much. 

Charity Lummis spent three months in 
Europe this spring. 

We have just learned that Mary Virginia 
Smithers, off. is now Mrs. Stephen Gilman. 
She is living in Bennington, Vermont, and 
has two children, a boy and a girl. 

Juliette Weston Suhr writes, "We added a 
little girl to our family in January, but lost 
her at the age of three months. She brought 
us a great deal of happiness the short while 
she was here. Fortunately we have three 
other children to keep us busy. Barbara 
starts school in September which will leave 
me enough time, I hope, to cope with the 
activities of a three-year-old boy who man- 
ages to precipitate some new crisis every day 
of the week." 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Darwin W. Heath 
(Suzanne Bates), a third child and second 
son, Steven Bates, March 26, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey M. Sanner 
(Miriam Douglas), a second daughter, Mar- 
garet Louise, May 2, 1952. Ellen is now two 
years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. A. Ryce Hopkins (Edith 
Ninomiya), a daughter, April Ann, April 1, 
1952- 

To Mr. and Mrs. John C. Baxter (Nancy 
Steele, off.), a second son, Daniel Curtiss, 
December 28, 1951 . 

1943 

Married 
Isabel Wiggin to Dr. Frederic Clement 
McDuffie of Andover, in Annisquam, Massa- 
chusetts, on May 31, 1952. Dr. McDuffie is a 
junior resident at the Peter Bent Brigham 
Hospital. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hibshman 



(Winifred Tucker;, a third child and second 
daughter, Pamela Joyce, July 13, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lancer R. Weinrich 
(Louise Swenning) a third child, Eric Geof- 
frey, May 15, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Rudolph 
(Joyce Yoffa), a third child and second 
daughter, Andrea Sue, January 15, 1952. 

1944 

Carol Paradise spent the summer in Eng- 
land with a group of Winant Volunteers 
doing settlement work in the east end of 
London. At the conclusion of the summer she 
took a bicycle trip through Scotland visiting 
relatives of the Clan McPherson band of 
which she has been a member. She was a 
guest at a royal garden party at Buckingham 
Palace. 

Shirley Woodams Hoesterey writes that she 
is so busy with her little boy and girl that she 
has little time for anything else. She wishes 
more people would send news to the Bulle- 
tin. 

Married 

Patricia Damon to Dr. G. Donald Nis- 
wander of Coopers, West Virginia, May 31, 
1952, in Whittier, N. H. Carol Reed and 
Damon Reed, daughters of Katharine 
Damon Reed '34, were bridesmaids. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Little 
(Nancy Baylor), a second son and fourth 
child, Lawrence Hilburn, June 4, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rosenhouse 
(Eva Persson), a second daughter, Kyra 
Elizabeth, January 31, 1952. 

1945 

Grace Lurton spent two months in 
Europe last summer. 

Nancy Selinger is organist at Immanuel 
Church in Springdale, Conn. She is studying 
organ and choir direction at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York. 

Holly Welles Locke and her husband sailed 
to Europe by freighter last summer. They 
visited Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, 
Germany, Denmark, and the British Isles. 
Engaged 

Andrea Lyons to Robert F. Shoemaker, 
Jr. of Washington, D. C. Mr. Shoemaker 
served two years in the Navy and is now a 
senior at George Washington University. 

Lois Doyle, off., to Reuben Miller of Win- 
ter Garden, Florida. Mr. Miller is a graduate 
of the University of Florida and of the Har- 



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vard Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
tration. 

Married 

Josephine Bernardin to Dr. Peter Arnoldus 
deVries of San Francisco, California. Dr. 
deVries will be a resident surgeon at the 
Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle, 
Washington. 

Cynthia Harvey Smith to John Alan Mc- 
Falls of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on August 
2, 1952, in Osterville, Mass. Mr. McFalls is a 
graduate of Kimball Union Academy and 
Dartmouth College. He is an ensign in the 
Naval Reserve, and is stationed on Guam. 
Cynthia will join him as soon as they can 
find a place to live. 

Lois Whiffen, aff., to Blackwell Dunham of 
Troy, Ohio. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Johnson (Bar- 
bara Haserick) , a third child and second son, 
Bruce Haserick, May 30, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James W. Arrott, Jr. 
(Joan Holdsworth), a son, Neale Holds- 
worth, August 25, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Cheney 
(Sally Leavitt), a second daughter, Margaret 
Rice, August 1, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John S. LeFeber (Suz- 
anne Leland), a second child and first 
daughter, Kathleen Leland, July 5, 1952. 
David is two years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lowe Neville, 
Jr. (Joan Mitchell), a second son, Peter 
Baird, August 24, 1952. Joan is living in 
Okayama, Japan, where her husband is 
working on his Ph.D. thesis. Young Eddie is 
attending a Japanese nursery school, and 
Joan says she is enjoying having a nurse for 
the children. In her free time Joan studies 
the Japanese language, flower arrangement, 
and Japanese cooking. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James C. Cleveland 
(Hilary Paterson), a son, Cotton Mather, 
April 13, 1952. Hilary is now living in Heil- 
bronn, Germany. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Holzwarth 
(Shirley Sommer), a daughter, Camis Ann, 
June 9, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. F. Bourne Upham, III 
(Edith Walker, aff.), a daughter, Edith Web- 
ster, July 7, 1952). 

1946 

Greta Leinbach writes, "I am extolling 
the virtues of Reading and Berks County by 
working for the local Chamber of Com- 



merce. It's nice to be living at home again 
after all those years of schooling." 

Engaged 
Anne Fisher, off., to Ensign Andrew Law- 
rence Riker, 3d, of Manchester, Conn. En- 
sign Riker was graduated from Pomfret 
Preparatory School and attended Trinity 
College and the University of Colorado be- 
fore entering Naval Aviation training. 

Married 
Dorothy King to Alexander Garner, April 

7, I952- 

Elizabeth Ross to Sam Griggs on Decem- 
ber 1, 1 95 1, in the Dartmouth College 
Chapel in Hanover, N. H. 

Carolyn Teeson to Ross Strawn Keller of 
Ridgewood, New Jersey, on May 31, 1952, 
in Sturbridge, Mass. 

Mavis Twomey to George N. Cox, Jr., of 
Methuen, Mass., on May 31, 1952. Mr. Cox 
is an alumnus of the Bentley School of Ac- 
counting and Finance in Boston, Mass. 

Deborah Wiggin, off., to Braley Abbot 
Cameron, July 19, 1952, in Annisquam, 
Mass. Isabel Wiggin McDuffie '43 was mat- 
ron of honor, and Harriet Stearns, off. '46, 
was one of the bridesmaids. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Weston Flint (Noma 
Clayton), a son, Robert Clayton, August 30, 

1952- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Burt S. Hofmann (Sallie 
Fillebrown, aff.), a daughter, Deborah Anne, 
March 15, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whitcomb 
(Nancy Thomas), a third child, a son, Peter 
Bruce, June 26, 1952. 

1947 

Ann Aulis is working as a receptionist at 
Dr. Scholl's footwear store in Boston. 

Nancy Dimmitt, aff., is working at Bonwit 
Teller's in New York. 

Margot Meyer graduated from Russell 
Sage College in June with a B.S. degree in 
Physical Therapy. She spent the summer 
doing clinical practice at Albany Hospital, 
Sunnyview in Schenectady, and West Haver- 
straw Rehabilitation Centre. In September 
she graduated from Albany Hospital. 

We were sorry to learn that Mary Lou 
Miller Hart, aff., lost her three-months-old 
son in July. His death was caused by a de- 
fective thymus gland. 

Married 

Nancy P. Barnard to Lawrence Clement 
Soule, Jr., of Montclair, N. J., on August 9, 



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1952, in Andover, Mass. Patricia Barnard 
'48 was maid of honor and Joan Barnard '51 
was one of the bridesmaids. Mr. Soule is an 
alumnus of Montclair Academy, Lehigh 
University, and New York University. 

Mary Carter Emery to Richard Boone 
Barnhill of Washington, August 21, 1952, in 
Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Barnhill is a 
director of television production at station 
WMAL. Mary is going to be in the front 
office at the Sidwell Friends School in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Barbara Jane French to Roger Brandt of 
Akron, Ohio, on April 19, 1952, in the 
chapel of Colby College in Waterville, Me. 
Mr. Brandt is associated with the Emhart 
Manufacturing Company as development 
engineer. 

Mildred Kreis to Orwin Bradford Griffin, 
Jr., August 30, 1952, in Litchfield, Con- 
necticut. 

Martha Metcalf Morse to John Baron 
Abbot on June 14, 1952. Janet Mclvor was 
one of the bridesmaids. Mr. Abbot is a 
graduate of Harvard, and is now attending 
Harvard Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard P.- Dunsmore 
(Patricia Carroll), a son, Richard Philip, Jr., 
September 2, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Norborne Berkeley, Jr., 
(Diane Gould), a daughter, Sally Carter, 
June 3, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie W. Kernan (Dor- 
thea Hall), a son, Leslie Warnick, Jr., July 

'7> I952- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Montgomery, 
Jr. (Peggy Kimball), a first child, a daugh- 
ter, Alexandra, August 8, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jerome B. Gleason 
(Jane Lewis), a son, Peter Bradford, Sep- 
tember 10, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. M. Lee Williams (Shirley 
Sawyer, off.), a daughter, Jennifer Lee, 
June 13, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Singleton 
(Marion White), a daughter and first child, 
Pamela Dodge, August 7, 1952. Marion 
writes that she and her husband have 
bought a house of very modern design, and 
they are enjoying it and California immense- 

ly- 

1948 

A note from Martha Ball Geiken says: 
"I graduated from Smith this past June and 



received the degree of Bachelor of Arts with 
a major in Religion. Two and a half years I 
spent in dormitories and the remaining year 
and a half of my four-year college career I 
lived off campus with a husband I acquired 
along the way. Our plans for the fall include 
living and working in Grosse Pointe, Michi- 
gan, where Jack will be teaching English at 
the Detroit University School. I will be 
teaching Algebra, on a part-time basis, at 
Grosse Pointe Country Day. The schools are 
under the same headmaster and the work 
promises to be very interesting for both 
Jack and me." 

Martha Barber graduated from Hollins 
College in June. She is doing graduate work 
at the University of Virginia this year. 

Kitty Bigelow received an A.B. degree 
from Smith in June. She majored in Art. 

Barbara Dake received her Bachelor of 
Arts degree from Smith in June. She ma- 
jored in Mathematics, and was president of 
her dormitory last year. She is working with 
Time Magazine in New York. 

Grace DeLong received an A.B. degree 
from Sweet Briar in June. She majored in 
Modern European History. Grace and her 
brother spent six weeks in England and 
Scotland this summer. 

Mary Farrar writes, "I plan to take a bike 
trip for two weeks through part of Canada 
and Northern New England this summer, 
that is, if I survive the bike trip! I am now in 
the editorial department of Coward-Mc- 
Cann, Inc., and am continuing my studies 
at Columbia, where I am majoring in 
Government and Public Law, and minoring 
in History and English." 

Martha Grimshaw received an A.B. de- 
gree from Penn State in June. She was a 
member of Chi Omega Sorority. She plans 
to go to secretarial school this fall. 

Carolyn Jenkins received a B.A. degree 
from Wellesley in June. Her major was Eng- 
lish with emphasis on drama. She plans to 
work for her M.A. in Drama this fall. 

MK Lackey graduated from Connecti- 
cut College in June. She majored in Home 
Economics, and minored in Music. MK was 
chairman of the senior prom last spring. 

Sally Lunt received an A.B. degree from 
Middlebury in June. She majored in Euro- 
pean History. She is now in Mexcio doing 
volunteer work with the American Friends 
Service Committee. 
Jo MacManus received an A.B. degree 



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from Connecticut College in June. She ma- 
jored in Art. She spent three months in 
Europe after her graduation. 

Mariel Mellersh, off., writes, "I have been 
teaching at a boys' preparatory school for 
one year, and hope to stay here for quite a 
bit. The school is just outside Godalming 
and I go there every day. There are 80 
boys from 8 to 13, and I teach all subjects 
except arithmetic to the lowest form of all. 
There are 13 in my form, and they are really 
sweet little boys, though full of mischief as 
you can imagine. I went to Switzerland 
last Christmas, and hope to go to Italy this 
summer.' 

E. B. Ogden is working in the commercial 
office of the Ohio Bell Telephone Company 
in Youngstown, Ohio. 

Eleanor Parker received a B.A. degree 
from Mount Holyoke in June. She is now at- 
tending the Hickok Secretarial School in 
Boston. 

Mary Rich received a B.S. degree from 
the Northwestern College of Liberal Arts 
last June, She majored in French. 

She writes, "This summer for 3^ weeks, I 
was a leader-chaperone for a group of thirty- 
four foreign students, all teen-agers, who 
have been attending high schools in this 
country during the past year under the aus- 
pices of the American Field Service Inter- 
national Scholarship program. My group, 
which was one of six, had all been living in 
the middle west, hence Milwaukee was our 
starting point. We traveled by Greyhound 
all the way coming east through Elkhart, 
Ind., Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Syracuse, 
Springfield, Vt., Franklin, N. H., Augusta, 
Portland, Boston, Philadelphia, and Wash- 
ington. My group was made up of repre- 
sentatives from Germany, Austria, France, 
Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands. 
They were a wonderful group, and selfishly 
I wished they could have stayed here another 
year, because I had become so attached to 
them all. However, in order to carry out the 
AFS program they had to return home to 
tell their friends about life in America. 
Through the AFS each year over two hun- 
dred students of high-school age come to the 
States to live and study with an aim towards 
international understanding and good will." 

Nancy Richmond graduated from Whea- 
ton with an A.B. degree. History was her 
major. She plans to work in New York this 
fall. 



Barbara Shulze spent three months at the 
Children's Hospital, Boston, for training in 
connection with the nursing course which 
she is taking at Simmons College. 

Barbara Sugar received an A.B. degree 
from Vassar in June. She majored in Child 
Study. She is traveling in Europe this fall. 
Engaged 

Patricia Barnard to Richard Walker Lally 
of Andover, Mass. Mr. Lally is a graduate of 
the Lenox School and Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn. He is a second lieutenant 
in the Air Force. 

Katherine M. Barrell, aff., to Lt. John 
Field Shepard, USNR, of South Deerfield, 
N. H. Lt. Shepard graduated from Phillips 
Andover Academy, and from Williams Col- 
lege. He is stationed at Norfolk, Va. 

Carolyn June England to Charles Henry 
Wansker, Jr., of Duxbury, Mass. Mr. Wan- 
sker is a graduate of New Hampton Prepara- 
tory School, and he attended the University 
of Virginia. Carrie is teaching Physical Edu- 
cation at the Marlborough School in Los 
Angeles this year. 

Jane Kenah to Henry Bowen Dewey of 
Worcester, Mass. Mr. Dewey was graduated 
from Deerfield Academy and Williams Col- 
lege. He received his law degree from Boston 
University Law School. 

Married 

Beverly Adkins to Hal M. Wells of San 
Antonio, Texas, on April 12, 1952 in New 
York City. Mr. Wells is a psychoanalyst. 

Nadine Todd Cookman to Raymond A. 
Price, on June 21, 1952. Diane Cookman, 
Abbot '54, was maid of honor. 

Mary Marton to Jack Birge Davenport, 
June 20, 1952, in Warren, Ohio. 

Elizabeth Sherwood McConnell to Robert 
F. Barnett, Jr., on June 21, 1952. Martha 
Grimshaw was one of the bridesmaids. 

Mary Muessel to Lewis Laverne Pulling 
on September 18, 1952. Mr. Pulling is study- 
ing at Purdue. Mary will be the accompanist 
for the Purdue Glee Club this year. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Hoy, Jr. 
(Estelle DuBois), a daughter, Susan, June 
29, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Preston C. Haglin (Pa- 
tricia Gillen, aff.), a son, Preston C, Jr., 
January 29, 1952. 

1949 

Zipper Peirce worked at the Royal Vic- 



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toria Hospital in Montreal during the sum- 
mer. 

Engaged 

Lura Jane Noss to Paul A. McEnderfer of 
Denver, Colo. Mr. McEnderfer is attending 
the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 
Married 

Charlotte Gonzalez to Peter Reed Mann 
on July 10, 1952, in San Juan, Porto Rico. 
Tita and her husband will live in Los Ange- 
les. 

Kate Wyckoff to Hugo La Verne Lind- 
gren of Chula Vista, California, September 
6, 1952, in Rye, N. Y. Mr. Lindgren is an 
alumnus of the University of Colorado. 

1950 

Carol Bernstein, off., graduated from 
Centenary Junior College in June. She is 
studying at Connecticut College this fall. 

Noelle Blackmer is a member of the 
"Annex-Notes," a new organization at Rad- 
cliffe College composed of twelve girls who 
sing popular songs in five-part harmony. 

Jane Gafill, Judy Holt, and Alice Russell 
spent the summer in Europe. 

Toddy Huberth has transferred to Colo- 
rado College, and is majoring in Sociology. 
She spent the summer working with crippled 
children at Grasslands Hospital. 

Peggy Lurton spent two months in Europe 
last summer. 

Debby Redfield is studying at the Nursery 
Training School in Boston. 

Nancy Shulze is president of the Anne 
Strong Nurses' club at Simmons. 
Engaged 

Patricia Barry to Harold G. Burbank, Jr., 
of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Burbank 
was graduated from Monson Academy, and 
is a junior at Tufts College. He is a member 
of the Air Force R.O.T.C. 

Georgette Davis to Giovanni Ferrante di 
Ruffano. Mr. Ferrante is the son of the 
former Italian ambassador. He was gradu- 
ated as an associate in arts from Belmont 
Abbey College, Belmont, N. C, in 1948 and 
as a mechanical engineer from Stevens Insti- 
tute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J., class 
of 1952. 

Married 

Barbara Baldwin to Mark Winslow Potter 
on June 13, 1952, in Bedford, New York. 



Margaretta du Pont Kitchell to W. Laird 
Stabler, Jr., June 21, 1952, in Greenville, 
Delaware. Mary Jane Greenwald '50 was 
one of the attendants. Mr. Stabler was 
graduated from the Cranbrook School and 
Princeton University. 

Marilyn Dorothy Lampert to Maurice 
Joseph Feigenbaum, June 22, 1952, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. Dotty plans to continue her col- 
lege work. 

1951 

Marcia Crane was selected as Miss Florida 
and competed in the Miss America contest. 

Lydia Eccles has transferred to George 
Washington University. 

Alice Emmert spent the summer acting as 
waterfront director at Camp Runells, Pel- 
ham, N. H. At Pembroke last year she was on 
the varsity swimming and lacrosse teams. 

Barbara Gibson spent the summer as a 
governess in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This year 
she is living in the French Corridor at Wel- 
lesley. 

Joan Nielsen is studying at The Child 
Education Foundation in New York. 

The class extends its sympathy to Flor 
Palacios whose father died last summer in 
Florence, Italy. Flor is staying at home this 
year. 

Polly Paradise spent the summer as a ward 
aide at the New England Baptist Hospital in 
Boston. She audited a number of courses in 
nursing arts at the hospital's school of nurs- 
ing. 

Shelia Swenson has transferred to Connec- 
ticut College. 

Mary-Macy Wheeler spent one month in 
Waterville Valley, N. H. this summer. While 
she was at home she was a volunteer in the 
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Coffee Shop. 

Engaged 

Joan Barnard to Midshipman Robert Bar- 
ton Haig, a junior at the U. S. Naval Acade- 
my. The engagement was announced at the 
ring dance at Annapolis. 

Ruth A. DeNoyelles, off., to Robert Dief- 
enbach of Rye, N. Y. Mr. Diefenbach was 
graduated from Phillips Andover Academy 
and Princeton University. 



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"Praises Ringing . . . Here's to You" 

Mira Wilson ' i o — Retired in June as headmistress of the Northfield School 
for Girls. We are happy to quote below from the tributes to her printed 
in the Northfield Alumnae Chronicle, May, 1952. 

The class of 1951 at Northfield wrote: "Thank you, Miss Wilson, 
for your influence on us at Northfield. A year ago you were challenging 
and guiding our class on the campus. Even as your teaching and inspira- 
tion are present with us now, in your absence, so will they always be 
present at Northfield to guide those not fortunate enough to know you 
personally. Our youth does not permit us fully to appreciate you now, 
Miss Wilson, but we want you to feel our gratitude. 

We remember your gracious manner, that friendly warmth which 
you extended to each of us. Our visits in your home, especially the teas 
and breakfasts when we were seniors, were delightfully filled with your 
graciousness and charm. We remember your chapel talks in which your 
joyful appreciation of nature inspired us, and in which you stimulated 
our minds and hearts to deal realistically and hopefully with current 
world problems. We remember your wise and helpful suggestions as 
adviser to Council and the smaller groups, as well as to us individually. 
Your every decision, whether dealing with our problems or our plea- 
sures, we knew to be balanced and weighed by one who delicately an- 
ticipated and understood our every need. 

From our daily associations with you, we have sensed your faith in 
God; your consecrated concern for all humanity; your selfless, zealous 
contribution to liberal education. We saw you, with a humble serenity 
stemming from the strength of prayer, live by your convictions and in- 
fluence others to active service. It is in accord with this mission of faith 
that we hope to live. In fulfilling its responsibilities we will try to thank 
you." 

The faculty wrote: "An attempt to capture in the written word the 
quality and variety of Miss Wilson's contributions to the growth of 
Northfield serves only to reveal the inadequacy of the pen as a medium 
of expression; for one needs to see the quick expressive smiles and the 
brightening eyes at the mere mention of Miss Wilson's name; one needs 
to hear the warm tones of voice as the T remember's' come tumbling 
out. Such manifestations of affection and admiration are just a preface 
to the remarkable chapters recounting Miss Wilson's achievement. 
These chapters contain passages which are filled with traditions firmly 
maintained; others forge ahead with changes which have greatly altered 
life at the School. Back of both tradition and innovation, one senses a 
great sympathy and understanding of youth, a keen intelligence weigh- 
ing the problems and needs of this changeful era, and a dedicated spirit 
whose strength and light derive from a deeply held faith." 

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Clemency Chase '51 — Freshman Honors at Wellesley 

Dorothy Colburn '51 — Freshman Honors at Vassar. 

Mattie Larrabee Whittemore '15 — Exhibition of Landscape Paintings at 
Copley Society Gallery in Boston, April 21 through May 3, 1952 

Karen Larson '52 — Exempted from Freshman English at Northwestern 
because of high grades on English test. 

Josephine MacManus '48 — Dean's List of Connecticut College 

Shirley Young '51 — Freshman Honors at Wellesley 



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February 1953 



ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 20 



FEBRUARY, 1953 



Issue 2 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Miss Irene Atwood 
180 Commonwealth Ave. 
Boston 16, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 

(Helen Allen) 

246 Glen Road 

Weston 93, Mass. 
Mrs. A. Lawrence Van Wart 

(Betty Weaver) 

160 Melrose Place 

Ridgewood, N. J. 



OFFICERS— 1 952-1 954 

Clerk 

Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester, Mass. 

Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
Alden Road 
Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guyford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Alvin Westman 
(Gracie Griffin) 
56 Lowell Road 
Winthrop, Mass. 

CHICAGO 

Mus. Floyd Shumway 

(Margaret Rabling) 

815 East Deerpath 

Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 
Mrs. Donald Hoggson 
(Gertrude Drummond) 
R.F.D. 
Lakeville, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mus. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 
19091 Bedford Road 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mits. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
32 Ship Channel Road 
South Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 

OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. John B. Gager 

(Thelma Mazey) 

228 N. Drexel Avenue 

Columbus 9, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Edward F. Little 
(Nancy Baylor) 
1407 Commonwealth Avenue 
Mayfield Heights 
Cleveland 24, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Oscar M. Finger 
(Martha Wind) 
8 Belcher Avenue 
Brockton, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 
Mrs. William R. Maier 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Mrs. David Minard 
(Sarah Zimmerman) 
5941 Anniston Road 
Alta Vista Terrace 
Bethesda, Maryland 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 

Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Irene Atwood, 1918, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 









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Winter Calendar— 1953 

6 — School re-opened after Christmas vacation 
w — "Icecapades" in Boston (afternoon) 
// — Vespers — The Reverend John Bates, First Presbyterian 

Church, Greenwich 
iy — David Keith Hardy — Lecture on Far and Middle East 
18 — Vespers — The Reverend Roy L. Minich, D.D., The First 

Church in Maiden 
23-28 — Midyear Examinations 
25 — Vespers — Hymn Singing 
2J-29 — Seniors at Intervale 

31 — Elizabeth Maclean-Smith — "Sculpture in the Making" 
/ — Recital by Mary Curtis, Abbot 1939, Soprano 

7 — Abbot-Exeter Glee Club Concert at Exeter 

8 — Vesper Service at Phillips Academy (Northfield Winter Meet- 

ing) 
14 — Program by Mile. Germaine Arosa 

21 — LaVaux — Recital of accordion music 

22 — Vespers — The Reverend Albert B. Coe, D.D., Boston 
28 — Abbot-Brooks School Play — "Antigone" 

7 — Vespers — The Reverend Frederick Meek, D.D., Old South 
Church, Boston 

7 — Abbot Prom 

8 — Prom Chapel — The Reverend Frederick B. Kellogg, 

Christ Church, Cambridge 
-74 — Alumnae Council at Abbot 

74 — C.E.E.B. Examinations 

75 — Student Recital 

21 — Prep- Junior Play 

22 — Symphony Concert in Boston 

Vespers — Northfield Service 

23 — Gym Meet 

24 — School closes for Spring Vacation 



The One Hundred and Twenty -fourth Commencement 

Friday, May 2g — Rally Night 

Saturday, May 30 — Alumnae Day; Draper Dramatics 

Sunday, May 31 — Baccalaureate Sermon by Gerald B. O'Grady, Jr., A.B., 
S.T.B., Chaplain, Trinity College, Hartford, Con- 
necticut; Tree and Ivy Planting; Commencement 
Recital 

Monday, June r — Graduation Exercises — Address by James T. Cleland, 
M.A., S.T.M., D.D., Divinity School, Duke Uni- 
versity. 




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Greetings 



Although it will be long past Christmas when you receive this issue of the 
Bulletin, I feel I must start with some reference to the Christmas celebra- 
tion at Abbot, for it is then, perhaps, more than at any other time of the 
year, that I am especially conscious of the wide circumference within which 
all of you are enclosed. The traditional customs, gay and serious, deeply and 
happily engrafted in the memories of all old Abbot girls, touch warmly all 
the present members of the school each year, and keep the expanding circum- 
ference strong. After school has closed and your many, many, Christmas 
greetings come to me from all parts of this country and from foreign lands, I 
realize that they represent the affection and the loyalty and gratitude for 
what Abbot has meant to hundreds of girls through the years, and the mes- 
sages on the cards I receive, even a name alone, kindle in my mind scenes of 
other days, and the quiet halls of Draper are peopled with a shifting pageant 
in which girls whom I have known in my years here move in and out just as 
you used to be. You cannot know, I am sure, what pleasure these memories 
give me, and I can take only this way to thank you and to tell you all of my 
thoughts of you and send you my continuing good wishes in return. 

As I write we are well launched on the winter term. Midyears loom 
ahead, and after that, for the seniors, Intervale. For forty years the senior 
class as a unit with Miss Bailey or with me (assisted in recent years by "Miss 
Carpenter," or Miss Judd and Miss Tucker) has taken this trip. This means 
that probably some fifteen hundred or more of the old girls share memories 
of that happy tradition. It would astonish the girls of that first trip to see the 
latest generation — the difference in dress, of course, and in the activities — 
no more sleigh rides, alas, no more snow shoeing, and very little tobogganing. 
Dressed in smart ski outfits, and all skiiers, of greater or less skill, our fifty to 
sixty girls join with the masses of other eager skiiers at the base of Cranmore 
Mountain and soon become part of the fantastic scene. But as you all know, it 
is not for winter sports alone that our Intervale trip is important. It has be- 
come a symbol all compounded of the breath-taking beauty of those snow- 
covered fir trees, and Mt. Washington in changing lights, and minds blown 
clear of dusty particles of work and worry, and the relaxed comradeship of 
evenings around the fire, with singing, and reading aloud, and strengthening 
of old friendships and discovering of new. Yes, still, for Abbot, "Intervale" is 
a magical word. Something rather subtle happens there, and from then on 
the senior year becomes richer and its companionship something to treasure 
daily, while the year speeds toward its end — Commencement. 

So you see, "plus 5a change, plusc'estla meme chose." It is so with most 
of what you loved here. I imagine this is good to think of in this unpredictable 
world. But exciting new things do occur, too. This year a very capable and 
thoughtful Student Council has done some very creative thinking about 
Student Government, for example. They started out on their exploration 
with the question: "If all rules were abolished, what would be necessary to 
achieve a good community life?" They came to the conclusion that certain 



definite rules to safeguard safety, health, and academic standards would have 
to be set up. Then they considered first the basic qualities of character to be 
sought for "to become better citizens of the world" and decided that the 
more important of those qualities are honor, a constructive attitude, a sense 
of responsibility, self-control, and thoughtfulness. They next came to the 
conclusion that with these qualities as the goal, certain standards of conduct 
should be applicable at Abbot, and under each heading listed what the ap- 
plication should be. In addition, the Council restated the Honor Rules. In the 
general preamble, the fundamental purpose of the new system is said to be: 
"to obtain a fuller understanding and support of our school government. 
Under this plan each individual girl will be given the responsibility of inter- 
preting and following the proposed code." This is a fresh approach, and one 
in which the initiative has come from the girls themselves. 

As the result of a careful study last spring by a faculty committee on 
coordinating extracurriculum activities, we are hoping that this year there 
will be a more even distribution of these non-academic but very valuable 
events. The preparation for many of them is very time-consuming and too 
often the same girls are involved in a number of these obligations at the same 
time. The committee felt that a point system, such as that used in many col- 
leges, would not be advisable here, in so small a student body, but by stag- 
gering events more carefully some relief has been obtained. The activities 
themselves it seems almost impossible to curtail. The calendar for the winter 
and spring terms is full ! The revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with 
Phillips Academy gives great satisfaction to us all; the first Parents' Weekend 
last spring was such a great success that we find it impossible not to make that 
an annual affair from now on. The Fidelio Concert with Exeter has become 
definitely an annual event (occasionally in the past we would skip a year); 
the Dance Recital in the spring is too much appreciated to allow that to be 
omitted. This year there was demand for a Spanish Play with Phillips Acade- 
my and again a joint play with the Brooks School — to be shown here as well 
as at Brooks. This year the play is to be the Anouilh version of "Antigone." 
And so it goes, above and beyond the line of duty, the normal academic, 
athletic, dramatic, musical, and oh, yes, social affairs ! The latter are largely 
confined to Saturday afternoons, but the number of tea dances at Phillips, 
and the regular "Calling Hour" here on Saturday afternoon, with dancing, 
take in more and more girls each year, and this is a good trend, of course. 

Just a word before I close, about 1954. On May 6, 1829, Abbot first 
opened its doors and we shall therefore be celebrating our 125th birthday 
next year. At this time all I need say is that the celebration will take place on 
May 7-8, 1954, and that I hope a great many of you will begin now to plan 
to return for this special occasion, if you possibly can. In the meantime, 
best wishes to you all, and please don't feel you must wait till 1954 for a 
visit! 



-7 



Principal 



dtforg? IE. Abbot 

1836-1952 



George E. Abbot, President of the Board of Trustees, died November 22, 
1952. Below is a copy of the memorial of the Board of Trustees: 

In the death of its President, George E. Abbot, on November 
twenty-second, the Board of Trustees of Abbot Academy has experi- 
enced an irreparable loss. As a member of the Board for sixteen years, 
and in recent years chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr. Abbot 
was unremittingly devoted to the service of the school. When in June, 
1952, Mr. Abbot was elected to the Presidency of the Board, every 
member of the Board recognized his pre-eminent qualifications for the 
position and was happy in anticipation of working under his direction 
for the coming years. 

We record with sorrow and pride, but in words all too inadequate, 
the qualities we found in George Abbot as a friend and as an associate 
and leader in carrying the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees of 
Abbot Academy: his graciousness combined with simplicity; his sound- 
ly based convictions, combined with imaginative appreciation of 
another's point of view; his affection for tradition, balanced by open- 
mindedness in evaluating new ideas; his sagacity in business matters; 
and withal the objectivity and humor which distinguish a wise and 
cultivated mind. 

To his family we would express our deep sympathy and our 
gratitude for the memory of his friendship, and for his example in the 
quality of his service on our Board of Trustees. 



School Officers, 1952-1953 



Student Government 

President Anne Oliver 

Vice-President Polly Jackson 
Secretary Dunster Pettit 



Senior Class 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Doris Schoonmaker 
Patricia Earhart 
Ann Zuill 
Betsy Hitzrot 



Abbot Christian Association 



Senior-Mid Class 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Patricia Eveleth 
Mary Good now 
Martha Gross 
Ruth Sidon 



Abbot Athletic Association 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Carol Hardin 
Audrey Taylor 
Pamela Bushnell 
Ellen Smith 



Head of Day Scholars 
Cornelia Weldon 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Joan Wheeler 
Betsey Beeson 
Frances Nolde 
Mary Weir 



Junior Class 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Lorraine Gibbs 
Jeanne Skillin 
Nancy Eastham 
Louise Bell 

Prep Class 

Mary Hawkins 
Valerie Gibbs 
Mollie Lupe 
Lindsay Johnson 



Student Council — Pictured on Cover 

Front row, left to right — Mary Hawkins, Lorraine Gibbs, Joan Wheeler, 
Carol Hardin, Doris Schoonmaker, Cornelia Weldon, Patricia Eveleth, 
Anne Oliver. 

Back row, left to right — Valerie Gibbs, Jeanne Skillin, Betsey Beeson, 
Audrey Taylor, Patricia Earhart, Mary Goodnow, Polly Jackson. 



As we go to press, we learn that Miss M. Dorothy Baker is return- 
ing to Abbot to teach English during the second semester. 



Abbot Graduate In Business 

Across the Counter 

By MARY S. ANGUS, 1931 
Daughter of Annie Smart Angus, 1898 

For the lack of a man a woman was hired — that is how I got my job 
in the Andover Consumers Co-operative in 1944. All the men had gone to 
war. 

My training as a teacher of retarded children and one summer's work 
in the store seemed to offer little background for a manager's job — however, 
I took the chance and it has proved a most challenging and interesting ex- 
perience though not without its hard work and worries. 

I was appointed manager by a Board of Directors and I am directly re- 
sponsible to them, reporting at monthly meetings. The interest and advice 
of the Directors is one of the greatest assets to the business and help to the 
manager. 

You doubtless know that a Co-operative Store is owned by the people 
who buy stock in the business. The Andover Co-op is a grocery store with 
four departments. Each day presents its own problems as well as its amusing 
side. While rationing was on, one customer could not make up her mind 
whether she would get more confectioners or brown sugar for her stamp. By 
the time she had decided all the sugar was gone! Helping people make up 
their minds is one of our big jobs. To do this we try to give the store a per- 
sonal touch and a friendly atmosphere. 

When I took over this work in 1 944, with rationing still in effect, our 
greatest problem was how many difficult to obtain items we could get. To- 
day the problem is to advise the housewife how she can make the best use of 
her dollar. 

It is my responsibility to be sure that the price of the stock is sufficient to 
pay all the expenses of the store. These include a payroll of fourteen persons, 
the dividends on stock owned by the members, a patronage refund, and 
taxes, local, state, and federal. Add to this the buying of the merchandise, fill- 
ing in wherever needed, keeping track of equipment, advising purchase of 
new equipment, in fact a general over-all supervision, and there is not much 
idle time 

Because of the increase in the number of members over the nine years, 
their support, and the loyalty of the store personnel, the business has so in- 
creased that, although we have enlarged twice during that time, we are 
again almost at the bursting point. 

It is said to be a wise move to change one's occupation at, is it fifty? I 
did it somewhat earlier, and although it seems a far cry from the classroom 
to the store, with longer hours, no free week ends or long summer vacations, 
I am glad I made the move and am thrilled to see the business increase as the 
total assets show it has, being $9700 in 1944 and $62,700 at the end of 1952. 



How the Classes Stand 

Percentage of Contributors to the Alumnae Fund 
through February 1, 1953 





20' f 


40% 60' f so'; 


1920 




20% 40 r o 


60 % 


80' c 


1886 


25 | 






26 | 






1887 


18 | 




1921 


9| 








1889 




42 | 


1922 




32 | 






1891 




57 | 


1923 




25 | 






1892 


33 | 




1924 


n 1 








1893 


20 | 




1925 


H| 








1894 


5 I 




1926 


17 


1 






1895 


10 | 




1927 




25 | 






1896 


26 | 




1928 


9| 








1897 


Hi 




1929 




22 | 






1898 


9| 




1930 




25 | 






1899 


23 | 




1931 




22 | 






1900 


20 | 




1932 




20 | 






1901 




58 | 


1933 




20 | 






1902 




78 | 


1934 


12 








190.3 


29 | 




1935 


17 


1 




! 


1904 


17 | 




1936 


14 


1 






1905 


17 | 




1937 




2* | 






1906 
1907 


27 | 


46 | 


1938 
1939" 


7| 
10 | 








1908 


31 I 




1940 




25 | 






1909 


33 | 




1941 


Hi 








1910 




67 | 


1942 


17 


1 






1911 


39 


1 


1943 




21 | 






1912 


23 | 




1944 


16 


1 






1913 


26 | 




1945 


10 | 








1914 


13 1 




1946 




20 | 






1915 


33 | 




1947 




23 | 






1916 


36 


1 


1948 


12 | 








1917 


Hi 




1949 


»l 








1918 


13 | 




1950 




21 | 






1919 


13 | 




1951 


8| 








8 

















Abbot Second Century 
Alumnae Fund 

February i, 1953 

Total, $4696.60 
535 Contributors 

35 more than last year's final total 
100 new contributors 
but still only 
16% of the alumnae have contributed to the Fund 

This year's fund does not close until March 1, 1953. Additional contri- 
butions received up to that date will be printed in the May Bulletin. 



Leading Contributions 




Highest Number 


by Class 




of Contributors 


1902— $345 




1922 — 18 


1918—5245 




1910 — 16 


1932 — $230 




1916 — 16 


1901—1175 




I9 01 — *5 


1886— $131 




1920—15 



Alumnae Fund Committee 

Mary Howard Nutting '40, Chairman 
Helen Allen Henry '32 
Eunice Huntsman '25 
Marjorie Mac Mullen Brewer '39 
Nadine Nichols Lane '40 



List of Contributors 

April 1, 1952— February 1, 1953 

jRegular contributor, 1948 thru 1952 

Percentages below class numerals indicate per cent of class 
contributing to Fund. 



| Florence W. Swan 

1879 
Julia E. Twichell 



Harriet Smith Wilcox 

1886 
25°/o 
■fMary Gorton Darling 
Jennie Lanphear Buck 
t Frances Swazey Parker 



Ida Jones Barter 

f Harriet H. Thwing 

1889 

42% 
Edith Jackson Lewis 
Dora Mason McLaughlin 
f Flora Mason 
f Alice Newton Judd 
Annis Spencer Gilbert 

1891 

57% 
"f Annie Bull Hardenbergh 
Caroline A. Goodell 
Anna Wells Bigelow 
f Katharine Winegarner Spencer 

1892 

33% 
fjane B. Carpenter 
fjosephine Rounsevel Coffin 

l8 93 
20% 

Caddie Abbott Smith 
f Elizabeth Nichols Bean 
Mary A. Thompson 



1894 

5°/o 
Hanna Greene Holt 
Myra Hayes 

1895 

19% 
t Bessie Adams Tryon 
Bessie Baldwin Hopkins 
Charlotte K. Drury 
I Helen Muzzey 

1896 

26°/ 

f Isabel Chapin Gould 
f Edith Magee 
tGrace Pearson Preston 
Eleanor Thomson Castle 
f Betsey Whitaker Gooch 
May Young Duffy 

1897 

H°/o 
Lillian Miller Troutman 
|Gertrude Ware Bunce 

1898 

9% 
f Mabelle Norris Oakley 
f Amy Stork Kydd 

l8 99 

23°lo 

Ruth Childs Young 
Lucy Hegeman Hubbell 
Lilian Mooers Smith 
Harriet Wanning Frick 
May Young Cox 

1900 

20°/o 

Grace Chapman Spear 
f Mary Morgan Norwood 
f Lottie Redford 
Mabel Tubman Taylor 



1901 

58% 
Elizabeth Bacon Greene 
t Frieda Billings Cushman 
f Ethel Brooks Scott 
Helen Buck 
Evelyn Carter Giles 
Leila Fraser Gilbert 
Barbara French 
Katharine French Rockwell 
f Delight Hall Gage 
Helen Hale 
Charlotte Holt Burtt 
Harriet A. Lee 
Genevieve Magee Mercer 
Marion Alanson Adams 
fjosephine Pope 

1902 

78°/ 
Miriam F. Carpenter 
Harriett Chase Newell 
| Mildred Chase Drake 
Ruth Cobb Bryant 
Catharine Deacon Palmer 
Margaret Eshbaugh Adams 
Florence Fletcher Preston 
Tirzah Hall 
Belle Johnston Rumford 
Katherine L. King 
Florence Lindenberg Harrison 
f Mildred Mooers Poore 
Honora Spalding 
Helen Tisdale Howland 

'9°3 

29% 
Edith Burnham Roberts 
tAletta Hegeman 
Helen Packard McBride 
Christine Peirce Douglas 
Margaret Wilson Gerber 



IO 



1 904 

17% 
iarah Field 
tilth Lane Treadway 
'Elizabeth Schneider 
vlary Byers Smith 

J 905 

"Frances Cutler Knickerbocker 
•anny Erving Arundale 
lose Greely 
Vinifred Peirson Sheffer 

1906 

27°/o 
tuth Adams Downer 
-lelen Ellis Rice 
"Mary Jordan Goodrich 
'Evaline Korn 
Constance Parker Chipman 
■Rena Porter Hastings 

1907 

46% 
vlabel Allen Buxton 
Violet Bates Wilkins 
Vlarjorie Bond Crowley 
L,aura Howell 
Ulara Hukill Leeds 
[eanne McEwen Brown 
Vlaria Pillsbury Campbell 
I" Anna Richards Folsom 
_,ouise Richards Rollins 
isatrice Wallace Duffey 
Mice Webster Brush 
Dena Whyte Hall 



3i% 
rlelen Buss Towle 
Gertrude Caunt Barnes 
fean Dascomb Higgins 
I" Agnes Bertha Ewart 
[•Mary A. Howell 
("Esther Parker Lovett 
Dorothy Taylor 
Vlarion Towle Sturgis 
(•Ruth Van Vliet Fawcett 
Elizabeth Watts 

I I9°9 

33°/o 
Vlary Bourne Boutell 
Elizabeth S. Fuller 
("Edith Gardner Tobey 
fanet Gorton 



Hannah Haines Webb 
Sarah Knox 
Louise Norpell Meek 
Frances Wright Kimball 

1910 

67% 
Margaret Gooch Barney 
Clarissa Hall Hammond 
Laura Jackson Austin 
Lillie Johnson Smith 
Grace Kellogg 
Ethel Kelsey Perry 
Lucy Kilby 

Persis Mclntire Downey 
Ruth Murray Moore 
Irma F. Naber 
Ruth Newcomb 
Ethel Reigeluth Darby 
Edith Seccomb Young 
I Emily Silsby Morgan 
Lydia Skolfield Parsons 
Louise Tuttle Abbott 

1911 

39°/o 
f Dorothy Bigelow Arms 
Marion Brown 
Mary Hall Lewis 
Dora Heys Pym 
Miriam Howard Bushnell 
Edith Johnson Donald 

* Katharine Ordway Parker 
I Frances M. Pray 

f Henrietta Wiest Zaner 
f Jessie Wightman Jones 
Corinne Willard Dresser 

1912 

23% 
f Hazel Goodrich Waugh 
f Barbara Moore Pease 
Nora Sweeney 

* Contributed prior to death 

1913 
2 6°/ 

Mildred Bryant Kussmaul 
f Cornelia Crittenden 
Helen Danforth Prudden 
Olga Erickson Tucker 
f Gladys Estabrook Blanchard 
Helen Hersey Heffernan 
Dorothy Perkins Estabrook 
"("Margaret Wilkins 



1914 

13% 
I Harriett Bowman Meeker 
f Elsie Gleason Sloan 
Helen Hamblet Dyer 
Katharine Selden McDuffie 
Alice Sweeney 

1915 

33% 
Eleanor Bartlett Atwater 
Marian Bayley Buchanan 
Marion Brooks 
fMattie Larrabee Whittemore 
Catherine C. Leach 
Elizabeth Leach 
Jessie Nye Blodgett 
Gertrude Shackleton Hacker 
Marion Winklebleck Hess 
Harriette Woolverton Robinson 

1916 

36°/o 
Vera Allen 
Charlotte Eaton 
"("Mildred Jenkins Dalrymple 
Esther Kilton 
Louise King Childs 
Inga Little Bouve 
Grace Merrill Emery 
| Dorothy Niles 
f Eugenia Parker 
•("Dorothy Pillsbury Bartlett 
Alice Prescott Plumb 
Helene Sands Brown 
Marion Selden Nash 
Emma Stohn Larrabee 
Esther Van Dervoort Howe 
Josephine Walker Woodman 

1917 

"% 
f Frances Cartland 
Frances K. Gere 
Edith Marsden 
Cornelia Sargent Battershill 

1918 

13% 
•flrene Atwood 
"("Louise Bacon Fuller 
Mariette Goodrich Page 
f Marion Hubbard Craig 
"("Emmavail Luce Severinghaus 
Velma Rowell Cutler 
Margaret Van Voorhis 



•919 

i3°/o 
Marea Blackford Fowler 
Gretchen Brown Knights 
fjane Holt Atkinson 
f Grace Kepner Noble 
Grace Leyser Boynton 
Virginia McCauley Otis 
Marian Nichols Fiore 
Margaret Taylor Stainton 

1920 

26°/ 
Hope Allen Brown 
Lucy Ford McCorkindale 
Vivien Gowdy Larabee 
Carolyn Grimes Whittier 
Lillian Grumman 
f Elizabeth Hawkes Miller 
Katherine Kinney Hecox 
Constance Ling 
f Paulina Miller Patrick 
Muriel Moxley Hubbard 
I Louise Robinson 
Elizabeth Stewart Pieters 
f Charlotte Vose Clark 
f Bertha Worman Smith 
"[Margaret Worman Thompson 

1 92 1 

9°/o 
Frances Gasser Stover 
Marian Parker Paulson 
Mildred Peabody 
Frances Thompson Heely 
Eleanor Voorhees 
Elizabeth Weld Bennett 

1922 

3f/o 
Jane B. Baldwin 
Gwendolyn Bloomfield Tillson 
Geneva Burr Sanders 
Ruth Dewey York 
Dorothea Flagg Smith 
■[Beatrice Goff 
Barbara Goss 
Olive Howard Vance 
Caroline Iredell 
Lois Kirkham Hart 
Mary Mallory Pattison 
Florence Phillips Cooke 
Margaret Potter Kensinger 
Alice Tower Kirkby 
Alice Van Schmus Smith 
Janet Warren Winslow 



Susana Welborn Osborn 
Dorothy Williams Davidson 

1923 

25°/o 

f Nathalie Bartlett Farnsworth 
Martha Buttrick Rogers 
Edith Damon Bugbee 
Elizabeth Flagg Dow 
Anne Fry Schoener 
Francelia Holmes 
Ruth Holmes Durant 
Laura Lakin Fleck 
f Dolores Osborne Hall 
Mary E. Rudd 
Mary Swartwood Sinclaire 
Dorothy Taylor Booth 
Esther Wood Peirce 

1924 

"% 
Caroline Hall Wason 
Helen Keating Ott 
Elsie Phillips Marshall 
Ethel Thompson James 
Constance Twichell 
Frances Williams MacCorkle 

J 925 

I2°/o 
Dorothy Beeley Marsh 
Madelaine Boutwell von Weber 
Alice Hongen Ball 
Frances Howard O'Brien 
I Eunice Huntsman 

1926 

17% 
Adelaide Black 
•[Barbara Bloomfield Wood 
f Katherine Clay Sawyer 
Ruth Farrington 
"[Frances Flagg Sanborn 
Patricia Goodwillie Blanchard 
Gracie Griffin Westman 
Sylvea Shapleigh Smith 
Carlotta Sloper 

1927 

25% 
Mary Ayers Hower 
Helen Connolly McGuire 
Gertrude Drummond Hoggson 
Jane Fitch Roland 
Dorothy French Gray 
Persis Goodnow Brown 
Ruth Harvey Hart 



Gertrude Holbrook 
Emily House Maidment 
Pauline Humeston Carter 
Margery Murray 
Margaret Nay Gramkow 
Ruth Perry 
Sydna White 

1928 

9°/o 
Ruth Cushman Hill 
"("Virginia Gay d'Elseaux 
f Beatrice Lane Mercer 
Margaret Nivison Chase 

1929 

22% 
Louise Anthony Castor 
Katherine Blunt Polsby 
Catherine Bowden Barnes 
Barbara Folk Howe 
f Polly Francis Loesch 
"[Jeannette M. Hubbard 
Joyce Jarman McNamara 
Gertrude King Bedard 
Estelle Levering Chestnut 
Mary E. Macdonald 
Dorothy Newcomb Rogers 
Elisabeth Jane Osborne Bacon 
Despina Plakias Messinesi 
Grace Stephens 

1930 

25°/o 

fRuth Baker Johnson 

Donna Brace Kroeck 

f Rosamond Castle Olivetti 

Hortense Dunbar 

f Kathie Fellows Ingraham 

Katharine Foster Rainbolt 

tAlma Hill 

Barbara Lord Mathias 

Mary Jane Owsley Warwick 

Elizabeth Perry Lewis 

Elizabeth Quinby Johnson 

Helen Ripley 

Vivian Southworth Gerstell 

Elizabeth Southworth Sutton 

I93i 

22°/ 
Emily Bullock 
| Nancy Can Holmes 
Faith Chipman Parker 
Barbara Graham Holland 
Carol Grosvenor Myers 
Mary Henderson Lee 



Katharine Howell Whittum 
Lizette Micoleau Tillinghast 
Margaret CLeary White 
Marcia Rudd Keil 
C. Jane Sullivan 
Gertrud Van Peursem Bell 

1932 

20°/ 

fHelen Allen Henry 
Harriet Bolton Allen 
Virginia Brown Woods 
Joyce Henry Woodhead 
Constance Hoag Porter 
Louise Hollis Black 
Cynthia James Tharaud 
Elizabeth Palmer Mercer 
Elizabeth Piper Thornton 
[Eunice Randall 
Ruth Tyler Smith 

1933 

20°/ 

Mary E. Burnham Gazlay 
| Margaret Chase Johnson 
Rozilla Chase Roberts 
Frances McGarry Ogg 
Rachel Place Smith 
Ethel Rogers Foster 
Clara Smith Clark 
Kathryn Whittemore Knight 
Martha Wind Finger 

^I934 
I2°/o 

Eleanor Harryman McQuarie 
Cassandra Kinsman Dexter 
f Carolyn Muzzy 
Ruth Stott Peters 

1935 

17% 
Christine Barnes Mandell 
Laura Chedel Miller 
Jane Dawes McClennan 
Helen Heald Rader 
Susan Hildreth Goodwin 
Eleanor Johnson Du Toit 
t Elizabeth Morgan Foster 
Shirley Smith King 
Barbara Symonds Day 

1936 

14% 
Mary Dooley Bragg 
[Barbara Reinhart Livingston 
Pauline Spear Chapin 



Mary L. Swan 

Mary Trafton Simonds 

1937 

22°/ 
Frances Connelly Dowd 
Thelma Cutter Leuenberger 
Jeanette K. Nevius 
Jeannette Partridge Harrison 
Barbara Pierpont Craig 
Martha Ransom Tucker 
Louise Risley Stever 
Ruth Rose Stothoff 
Ellen Simpson Martin 
Jane Stevenson Wunsch 
Joan Todd Wilkinson 

J 938 

7% 
Mary Elliot Brown 
Rosa Fletcher Crocker 
Norma Forsyth Williams 
Anne Simpson White 

1939 
10% 

Patricia Goss Rhodes 
Barbara Leland Pearson 
Marjorie MacMullen Brewer 
Polly Pancoast Tunkey 

1940 

25°/o 
Joan Carlson Hutchison 
Frances Chandler Futch 
"fMollie Chase Foster 
Anna Clement Hooker 
Carolyn Cross Robbins 
Elaine Dalrymple Borowski 
Nancy Harrison 
f Mary Howard Nutting 
Virginia Jones Garvan 
Marietta Meyer Ekberg 
Mary Spaulding Powell 
Elizabeth Travis Sollenberger 
Rachel Whitney Davis 
Gertrude Wind Scheft 

1941 

Joan Belden McDonough 
Dorothy Fiske Winnette 
Suzanne Long Wagner 
| Julie Nelson Williams 
Eloise Perkins Beck 
Frances Troub Roberts 



1942 

i77o 
Suzanne Bates Heath 
tjane Bishop 
Beatrice Hardy Verdery 
Louise Leslie Oxenham 
tMarilyn Menschik Westaway 
Gretchen Roemer Gayton 
Jane Rutherford 
Earline Simpson 
Ruth Snider Bernstein 
fMargaret Stuart Beale 
Rose Wind Stone 

'943 

2I°/o 

Helen Barss Schneider 
jMary A. Beckman Huidekoper 
Elizabeth Bennett Ewing 
Jean Craig Fitzgerald 
Amelia Davis Kopald 
Jean Hansen Ashbaugh 
Margaret Howard Long 
Anne Pearson 
Sylvia Peters Agler 
Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 
Bettye Rutherford McCouch 
tjoyce Toffa Rudolph 

*944 

16% 
| Nancy Emerson Viele 
Elizabeth Frank Abeles 
Ruth Goodall Pitstick 
[Ruth Kir stein Turkanis 
Emily McMurray 
Marion Stevens Harris 
Priscilla Stevens Rutherford 
Shirley Woodams Hoesterey 

1945 

10% 
Esther Bufferd Watstein 
Barbara Ball Bacon 
Katharine Mulford 
t Cynthia Smith McFalls 
Shirley Sommer Holzwarth 
Mary Taylor 

1946 

20% 
Sally Allen Waugh 
Mary Burton Blakney 
Barbara Graf Robinson 
Greta O. Leinbach 
Phyllis Rairdon Wilce 
Luetta Robertson Kolflat 



l 3 



Elizabeth Ross GrigK> 
Mary Thomas P« k 
f Nancy Thomas Whitcomb 
Deborah Wiggin Cameron 

'947 

: Dignan 
\\ irginia Eason 
Edith I- lather 
Barbara French Brandt 
Diane Gould Berkeley 
Corallie Hanley 
Sally M. Humason 
|o\ Kotim Peuch 
Margot Meyer 
Mary Lou Miller Hart 
"■Martha Morse Abbot 
Susanne Robbins 
Maud Savage 
Geraldine Treaduay Dampier 

1948 

12% 

Martha Ball Geiken 
Laura M. Barber 



Anne Ben-h Hull-Rvc!< 
Klizaheth Dignan 
Ellen Dignan 
Carolyn England 
|Mary Marlon Davenport 
Feli< ia I a\ an> 

1949 

■ 
Tita <> ■ -.'.-. Mann 
Joan Oven 
Nancy Rogal 

1950 

1 1 
.Joan Aldrich 
Noelle Blackmer 
Elspeth Caldwell 
Constant c Core) 
Marion Dignan 
Cynthia Faiglc 
Beverley Flather Edwards 
Jane Gafill 
Elizabeth Goodspeed 
Margaretta Kitchell Stabler 



Dorothy Lamport Feigenbaun] 

Sally Stilson A than 
Gloria YofTa 

•T,I 

" 
Sylvia linger 
Carolin Furst 
Paula Holden 
Marianne Slysz 
Sylvie Wallace 

«952 
Muriel Brouillard 

Trustees 
•George E. Abbott 
f Burton S. Flagg 
Robert I. Hunneman 
George F. Sawyer 
Gardner Sutton 

Past Faculty 
M. Dorothy Baker 
•Contributed prior to death 



A SPECIAL VALENTINE 

for 

CLASS FUND SECRETARIES 

If the- Abbot Second Century Alumnae Fund could send valentines 
this year, it would certainly send them to all of you who are Class Fund 
Secretaries. You have helped so much with your telephone calls and 
letters to classmates. Many of you have stimulated alumnae interest by 
having Abbot neighborhood parties. Just look at the total amount 
given for scholarships since April, 1952, and you can surely feel your 
efforts well spent. Many thanks to each of you, and special congratula- 
tions to Honora Spalding Y>2 whose class had the highest per cent of 
contributors, and to Alice Van Schmus Smith '22 whose class had the 
highest number of contributors. 

Mary Howard Nui itng '40 

Fund Chairman 



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. . . cMen&b ta l/ou" 

Betsy Aldrich '52 — President of Freshman class at Wheaton. 

Elizabeth Bradley '50 — Dean's List of Smith College. 

Constance Corey '50 — Dean's List of Wheaton College. 

Mary Curtis '39 — Concert at Abbot, February 1, 1953, a part of an Ameri- 
can concert tour. She has sung at La Scala in Milan and many other 
leading opera houses in Europe and South America. In this country she 
has sung in San Francisco and Connecticut Opera presentations. 

Sylvia Finger '51 — Dean's List of Smith College. 

Julia G. Holt '50 — Secretary of Student Council at Smith College. 

Faith Johnson '49 — Dean's List of Smith College. 

Ann Lindamood '50 — Dean's List of Smith College. 

Elinor Massie Stalford '49 — Vice-President of Senior class at Smith College. 




Alumnae players at Fall Homecoming Day in October 



A set of slides containing approximately sixty-five views of Abbot has 
been prepared by Miss Tucker for the Alumnae Association. We hope 
that small and large groups of Abbot girls will use them. Let the Alum- 
nae Office know when you plan to show them, and they will be mailed 
to you. No charge ! ! 



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Club News 



Boston 

The winter meeting will be held at the Junior League House, Boston, 
February 28, at 1 :30 p.m. 

The joint meeting of the Boston Abbot Club and the Alumnae Associa- 
tion will be held at the Junior League, April 11, 1953, at 12:45 p.m. Miss 
Hearsey will bring greetings from the school, and an "All Abbot Program" 
will be presented. 

Cleveland 

The club met at Stouffer's Restaurant in Cleveland, January 16, 1953. 
Mrs. Edward F. Little (Nancy Baylor '44) was elected president. 

New York 

The tentative date for the annual meeting is March 28, 1953. Miss 
Hearsey will be the speaker. Plan to come. Call Jane Baldwin, 140 East 28th 
Street, New York, for further details. 

Washington 

Miss Hearsey will speak at a meeting on March 4 or March 27. Mrs. 
David Minard (Sally Zimmerman '42) is in charge of arrangements, and 
will inform you of the exact date and place of this meeting. All alumnae 
in the area are most welcome. 



LOST 

DO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE LIVING? 

Brouillard, Muriel Claire Aff. 1953 
Feeney, Catherine (Mrs. Joseph P. Flynn) 1943 
Haskell, Katherine (Mrs. Walter Morse) 1927 
Jennings, Edna (Mrs. Ellsworth Cushman) 1910 
Morris, Charlotte (Mrs. Thomas L. Perot) 191 5 
Pike, Carol E. (Mrs. F.Jerome McCauley) 1932 
Scudder, Katharine (Mrs. Alan W. Fraser) 1935 
Somers, Marion (Mrs. Arthur C. Wise) 1895 
Talcott, Mary (Mrs. Mary Luster) 1921 
Whipple, Elsie (Mrs. Alan A. Revill) 191 4 

Anyone having any information or clues as to the whereabouts of 
the alumnae listed above, will confer a great favor upon us if she will 
send us a card about it at once. 



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Ml. ^Luff 4ayl: 



Scholarships 

The cost of our "Abbot Services" often hits seriously the ability and 
willingness of our parents to pay them. 

Many competent students find it not possible to finance costs, so we 
hope that you will always have in mind our increasing need for scholarship 
gifts and endowment, so that girls with ability may secure Abbot training. 
Abbot is an influence designed to help girls to realize their greater capacities 
and to be their better selves. Courage and sacrifice have supported it in in- 
creasing strength for well over a century. 

Alumnae have sometimes said to me in effect — I am making this gift 
to Abbot for I cannot see why we should expect Abbot to live on the sacrifice 
of other friends of the school who made it possible for us to attend Abbot. 

Individuals may deduct up to 20% of their gross income for gifts to 
non-profit educational institutions. 

Gifts to the School 

Taylor Endowment — This trust estimated to bring in a sum well 
in excess of $80,000 has now been closed out, and Abbot has received in 
securities and cash the sum of $91,384.20 which has been set up on the books 
of the institution at that figure — unrestricted. 

Eliza Atwell Browne — Class of 1887. Mrs. Browne willed one tenth 
of the residue of her estate to Abbot. Following a first payment of $10,000 
in October, 1950, a second remittance of $6792.92 was received Novem- 
ber 10, 1952 — unrestricted. 

Anonymous — A gift "to the Scholarship Fund of Abbot Academy" 
in the sum of $1650 was received. 



Alumnae Gifts to the School 

This fall the school received two especially interesting gifts. 

The first, presented by Alice Newton Judd, 1889, was a beautiful old 
piano built in Philadelphia in 1800. The case is of mahogany, richly grained 
and carved, and the instrument itself is rather more like a spinet than a piano 
and has the delightful delicate tones of a harpsichord. The piano, which is 
really a museum piece, has been placed in the Mason Drawing Room. 

Katherine Pinckney Whistler, 191 8, and her husband, Ross T. Whistler, 
have presented the school with a dozen etchings by James Whistler (Mr. 
Ross Whistler's uncle). This valuable group of etchings, known as the 
"French Set," is a collector's item, and is an important addition to our Art 
Department. 

The school is most grateful to Alice hewton Judd and Katherine Pinckney 
Whistler for their very generous gifts. 

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Changes of Address Since 
1952 Register 

Suggestion: Remove this list from the Bulletin, and attach it to 
your 1952 Register. 



Abbe, Julia C. 1920 

Mrs. Merrill M. Ross 

35 Hancock St., Boston 14, Mass. 
Abbot, Priscilla 1935 

Mrs. Maurice A. Straub 

5131 Cornell Ave., Downers Grove, 111. 
Adkins, Beverley 1948 

Mrs. Hal M. Wells 

% American Express, Geneva, Switzer- 
land 
Allen, Jane AIT. 1923 

Mrs. Donald S. Kilby 

Lone Acres, Far Hills, N.J. 
Ailing, Mary Stuart Aff. 1938 

Mrs. Samuel R. Gregg 

11 Grijalva, San Francisco 27, Calif. 
Anderson, Elizabeth D. Aff. 1933 

Mrs. Ralph P. Knapp 

381 Danforth St., Portland, Me. 
Anderson, Frances 1928 

Mrs. Julian H. Richmond 

165 North Broadway, Nyack, N. Y. 
Asirvatham, Premi 1949 

Mrs. John Kills 

18 Allen St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Aulis, Ann H. 1947 

Mrs. Thomas J. Ronan, Jr. 

128 Hamilton St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Austin, Cynthia 1947 

230 East 48th St., Apt. 3D, New York, 
N. Y. 
Ball, Martha Gordon 1948 

Mrs. Harold Jack Geiken 

3976 Nottingham Rd., Detroit 24, Mich. 
Barber, Lora E. 1921 

Mrs. Charles J. Dunn 

1712 Seventh Ave., Moline, 111. 
Barnard, Nancy P. 1947 

Mrs. Lawrence C. Soule, Jr. 

Old Chester Rd., Essex Fells, N. J. 
Barnard, Patricia 1948 

Mrs. Richard W. Lally 

34 Broadmoor Ct., Alexandria, La. 
Barrell, Katherine Marie Aff. 1948 

Mrs. John F. Shepard 

1427 Bay View Blvd., Norfolk, Va. 
Beckman, Mary Alice 1943 

Mrs. Peter Huidekoper 

Weed St., New Canaan, Conn. 
Beecher, Barbara 1945 

40 Fenway, Boston, Mass. 



Beecroft, Margaret Aff. 1933 

Mrs. Edward I. Pratt, Jr. 

605 Gore Ave., Orlando, Fla. 
Bentley, Nancy Aff. 1951 

Mrs. David A. A. Ridings 

Copley Hill, Charlottesville, Va. 
Benton, Rosalie 1945 

Mrs. John M. Lee 

2903 Duncan Rd., Hyde Park, Wilming- 
ton, Del. 
Bergh, Anne D. 1948 

Mrs. Norman A. Hull-Rvde 

Box 818, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, 
S. C. 
Bloomficld, Gwendolyn 1922 

Mrs. Ernest F. Tillson 

26 The Great Rd., Bedford, Mass. 
Bolton, Dorothy Aff. 1931 

Mrs. Edward R. Greenwood 

156 Chestnut St., North Andover, Mass. 
Booth, Dorothy Lee 1948 

Mrs. George 0. Witwer 

25 Colby Court, New Haven 15, Conn. 
Boynton, Mary Margaret 1942 

Mrs. Robert C. MacPherson 

154 Main St., Hingham, Mass. 
Brumback, Nancy E. 1947 

Apt. B-12, 96 Perry St., New York 14, 
N. Y. 
Bufferd, Esther 1945 

Mrs. Herbert Watstein 

Torrington, Conn. 
Campbell, Joanna 1947 

Mrs. Weyman S. Crocker 

Kent School, Kent, Conn. 
Carlson, Joan 1940 

Mrs. Lewis R. Hutchison 

1507 Maple St., Evanston, 111. 
Carter, Alison 1950 

515 East 86th St., New York 28, N. Y. 
Chapman, Elizabeth L. Aff. 1922 

Mrs. George J. Babson 

Oakhurst, Leesburg, Va. 
Cheney, Mary E. 1908 

Mrs. Richard V. Chase 

West Bay Rd., Osterville, Mass. 
Chivers, Lucy D. 1947 

Mrs. Ezra L. Bixby 

110 Shawomet Ave., Somerset, Mass. 



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Cobb, Ruth Draper Aff. 1902 

Mrs. N. Frank Bryant 

23 Avon St., Cambridge 38, Mass. 
Conant, Charlotte E. Aff. 1893 

Mrs. William H. Nicholls 

153 South Hermosa, Sierra Madre, Calif. 
Cook, Katherine 1932 

Mrs. Kempton S. Howland 

31-A Picotte Drive, Albany, N. Y. 
Copeland, Jenny Bent 1946 

Mrs Donald J. Dufford 

1936 Chipeta, Grand Junction, Colo. 
Coutant, Georgette Aff. 1934 

Mrs. A. Marston Strathie 

13055 Dunn Court, Plymouth, Mich. 
Craig, Helen 1942 

Mrs. Jerome T. Jarrold 

Box 976, Warner Robins, Ga. 
Craig, Janet 1945 

Mrs. Frederick W. Edwards, Jr. 

3124 Hudnoll St., Dallas, Tex. 
Cutler, Helen M. 1932 

Mrs. Lyman S. Appleton 

Woodland Rd., Andover, Mass. 
Cutler, Margaret T. 1927 

Mrs. Clarke Espy 

2256 West Jewett St., San Diego, Calif. 
Cutting, Helen F. Aff. 1918 

1110 Madison Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 
Danforth, Helen 1913 

Mrs. Halsey G. Prudden 

125 Gates Ave., Montclair, N. J. 
Deeble, Elizabeth Aff. 1906 

17 Harsh Ave. (rear), Westminster, Md. 
Dickerman, Elizabeth 1945 

Mrs. Charles R. Burgher 

929 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 
Mass. 
Dignan, Elizabeth Ann 1948 

6 Arlington St., Boston, Mass. 
Dignan, Ellen F. 1948 

6 Arlington St., Boston, Mass. 
Dignan, Hester 1947 

6 Arlington St., Boston, Mass. 
Dignan, Marion M. Aff. 1950 

6 Arlington St., Boston, Mass. 
Dodge, Mary Alice Aff. 1950 

Mrs. James T. Bailey 

10-A University Heights, Burlington, Vt 
Donald, Jean J. 1926 

Mrs. Worth F. Manus 

457 Majestic Circle, Avondale Estates, 
Ga. 
Downey, Charlotte 1940 

Mrs. Frank J. Boutin 

2619 California, San Francisco 15, Calif. 
Dwight, Janet E. Aff. 1939 

Mrs. Frank Nickerson 

Falmouth, Mass. 
Elliot, Nancy 1948 

Mrs. Thomas R. Stewart 

6 Sonrel St., Woburn, Mass. 



Elliott, Mildred Aff. 1909 

Mrs. Harold A. Smith 

769 North East 72nd Terrance, Miami, 
Fla. 
Estes, Clara M. Aff. 1934 

Mrs. Jerry T. Ballantine 

20 Nashoba Rd., West Acton, Mass. 
Ewart, Agnes Bertha Aff. 1908 

4115 38th St., N.W., Washington 16, 
D. C. 
Fisher, Phyllis Aff. 1936 

Mrs. Edward H. Tobey 

Aberdeen Rd., Chatham, N. J. 
Fountain, Katrina Aff. 1929 

7 Ridgecrest East, Scarsdale, N. Y. 
Fowler, Elizabeth J . 1942 

Mrs. W. Sheridan Warrick 

712 "G" St., Davis, Calif. 
Fuller, Rebecca F. Aff. 1951 

1628 North Vista, Hollywood, Calif. 
Garry, Dorothy 1940 

Mrs. Louis M. Warlick 

12 Judson Rd., Andover, Mass. 
Gerrish, H. Dorothe 1929 

Boston Post Rd., Wayland, Mass. 
Gilcrest, Nancy B. Aff. 1905 

Mrs. Kenneth N. Avery, 605 Security 
Bank Bldg., Fresno, Calif. 
Gillen, Patricia Aff. 1948 

Mrs. Preston C. Haglin, 808 15th Ave. 
N.E., Rochester, Minn. 
Gowing, Charlotte 1911 

Mrs. C. G. Cooper 

Hotel Canandaigua, Canandaigua, N. Y. 

Hall, Dorthea M. 1947 

Mrs. Leslie W. Kernan 

2320 Genesee St., Utica, N. Y. 
Hall, Margaret W. 1907 

% P. V. Slater, 260 S. Arroyo Dr., San 
Gabriel, Calif. 
Hall, Marguerite 1940 

Mrs. Jesse W. Crum 

203H High St., Ceredo, W. Va. 
Hall, Sylvia Aff. 1943 

Mrs. Dudley T. Colton, Jr. 

956 "F" Ave., Coronado, Calif. 
Hamilton, Nancy L. 1947 

Mrs. Donald R. Eglee 

85 Mather St., Hamden, Conn. 
Hammond, Patricia 1948 

Mrs. Robert N. Duffy 

3618 Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., 
Washington, D. C. 
Hanna, Charlotte M. 1925 

Mrs. George B. Beveridge 

25 Terrace Drive, N.E., Apt. 6, Atlanta, 
Ga. 
Holden, Grace E. 1901 

% Mrs. Donald Kent, Dorothy Lane, 
Bay View Estates, Rt. 1, Largo, Fla. 



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Holdsworth, Joan 1945 

Mrs. James W. Arrott, Jr. 
2725 South Colorado Blvd., Denver, 
Colo. 
Hubbard, Joan 1939 

Mrs. Charles J. Lawson, Jr. 
Kingwood Park, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Humason, Sally M. 1947 

15 East 96th St., New York, N. Y. 
Hunter, Janice 1938 

26 Brantwood Rd., Arlington, Mass. 
Jennings, Dorothy 1928 
Mrs. Charles E. Crocker, Jr. 
205 Woodbridge St., Manchester, Conn. 
Johnson, Barbara W. 1942 
Mrs. Curtis A. Prest 
Border St., RFD 1, Milford, N. H. 
Kelley, Roseanna Aff. 1894 
Mrs. A. Chandler Manning 
82 Mineral St., Reading, Mass. 
Kenah, Jane M. 1948 
Mrs. Henry B. Dewey 
668 Pleasant St., Worcester, Mass. 
Korst, Bessie Aff. 1924 
Mrs. Robert B. King 
30445 West Six Mile Rd., RFD 6, Farm- 
ington, Mich. 
Kurth, Mary Jane 1945 
Mrs. Edward E. Longabaugh 
2450 Monterey Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
Leach, Janet 1952 

Box 568, % Mrs. P. C. Wilson, Han- 
over, N. H. 
Leavitt, Helen E. 1928 
Mrs. Ernest B. Fisher, Jr. 
American School of Oriental Research, 
Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jordan 
Leavitt, Sally 1945 
Mrs. Edward R. Cheney 
U. S. Consulate, Penang, Malaya 
Lewis, Jane 1947 

Mrs. Jerome B. Gleason 
158-47 Northlawn St., Detroit 21, Mich. 
Leyser, Grace H. 1919 
Mrs. Grace L. Boynton 
16 Packer Ave., Rumson, N. J. 
Little, Frances Ann 1946 

1038 East 6th Ave., Helena, Mont. 
Lougee, Arline E. Aff. 1924 
Mrs. Charles C. Rogers 
P. O. Box 227, Laconia, N. H. 
Lyon, Frances J. Aff. 1950 
Mrs. Edward F. Leach, Jr. 
61 Seaton Rd., Stamford, Conn. 
Lyons, Andrea 1945 

4909 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md. 
McAllister, Elizabeth 1929 
Mrs. David E. Hammond 
Box 66, Tamworth, N. H. 
McCarthy, Helen D. Aff. 1911 
71 Elm St., Methuen, Mass. 



Mclver, Marian C. 1945 

4 Bates St., Cambridge, Mass. 
MacMullen, Marjorie 1939 

Mrs. Edwin A. Brewer 

25 Brackett Rd., Newton, Mass. 
Mailey, Priscilla B. Aff. 1936 

Box 113, Auberry, Calif. 
Marton, Mary 1948 

Mrs. Jack B. Davenport 

28 Pierce Rd., Watertown, Mass. 
Maxwell, Elizabeth 1949 

Mrs. Frank Killian 

% Mrs. Earl Deskins, 1107 Columbia, 
Lawton, Okla. 
Moore, Dorothy 1932 

Mrs. Edwin S. Leichtman 

3107 North Taylor St., Arlington, Va. 
Muessel, Mary Grace 1948 

Mrs. Lewis L. Pulling 

Bldg. 9, Apt. 4, Ross Ade Drive, West 
Lafayette, Ind. 
Nourse, Virginia Aff. 1936 

Mrs. Robert A. Salomon 

10 Westminster Rd., Marblehead, Mass. 
Patterson, Mary Aff. 1939 

Mrs. William S. Hannan 

106 Dauntless Lane, Hartford 5, Conn. 
Patton, Jessamine R. 1945 

Mrs. George D. Kennedy 

Schenley Apts., % Patton, Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 
Polk, Helen 1920 

Mrs. Harold S. Barker 

22 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 
Prudden, Margaret H. Aff. 1939 

125 Gates Ave., Montclair, N. J. 
Rice, Barbara L. Aff. 1938 

Mrs. James B. Jackson 

430 East Main St., Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
Bobbins, Mary Adams 1945 

Mrs. Frederick R. Blue, Jr. 

% Lt. F. R. Blue, Jr. 01876428, 51st 
Ord. Service Co., APO 731, % PM, 
Seattle, Wash. 
Sackett, Carolyn 1947 

Mrs. Kenneth M. Coleburn, Jr. 

1241 California Rd., Tuckahoe, N. Y. 
Savage, Paula H. 1944 

O. T. Dept. Horton Hospital, Epsom, 
Surrey, England 
Sawyer, Shirley Aff. 1947 

Mrs. M. Lee Williams 

211 Briggs Circle, Bay View Park, Mon- 
terey, Calif. 
Scheuer, Virginia Aff. 1930 

Mrs. Virginia Blackburn 

General Delivery, Ceres, Calif. 
Schwenk, Dorothy Aff. 1920 
Mrs. Clark Barrett 
15 Warren PI., Montclair, N. J. 



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Simmons, Dorothy 1921 

Mrs. Morris C. Slack 

5790 Crescent St., Worthington, Ohio 
Sinclaire, Mary C. 1948 

Mrs. James R. Morris, IV 

1928 East Ninth St., Tucson, Ariz. 
Sjostrom, Elizabeth 1919 

Mrs. George H. Thomson 

Box 672, Route 2, Pompano Beach, Fla. 
Skinner, Charlotte 1939 

Mrs. Gregory McCanna 

6 Kiniry St., Windsor, Vt. 
Snyder, Elizabeth C. 1933 

Mrs. Richard G. Cadv 

Coon Tree Hill, RFD 2, Avon, Conn. 
Souther, Barbara Aff. 1936 

Mrs. Frederick J. Cooke 

% Col. F. S. Cooke 0-29853 JSPOG Hq. 
FECOM, APO 500, Postmaster, San 
Francisco, Calif. 
Stevens, Elizabeth Aff. 1921 

Mrs. Ogden Cook 

626 Bluff St., Glencoe, 111. 
Stevens, Marion H. 1944 

Mrs. Edward M. Harris, Jr. 

Overlook Rd., Chatham, N. J. 
Stilson, Sally W. 1950 

Mrs. Richard A. Athan 

774 Milwaukee St., Menasha, Wis. 
Stone, Mabel W. 1894 

Mrs. M. C. Griffin 

630 Maple Ave., Wavnesboro, Va. 
Swihart, Jean 1928 

Mrs. Norman E. Sherwood 

1332 Orange Ave., Menlo Park, Calif. 
Thompson, Elizabeth 1921 

Mrs. Cameron Winslow 

2230 R St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Treadway, Geraldine 1947 

Mrs. William E. Dampier 

3038 Canyon St., San Diego, Calif. 
Troub, Frances V. 1941 

Mrs. Bertram H. Roberts 

145 East Rock Rd., New Haven, Conn. 
Van Cleve, Beatrice 1945 

166 East 66th St., New York 21, N. Y. 
Vibberts, Grace S. 1937 

Mrs. Edward J. Conlin, Jr. 

Shad Row, Middle Haddam, Conn. 



Wallace, Kathryn 1924 

Mrs. William W. Brown 

% Gait, Peabody Hall, Exeter, N. H. 
Wentworth, Barbara 1928 

Mrs. Kenneth P. Miller 

1 Calumet Rd., Winchester, Mass. 
West, Johanna S. 1949 

287 Kent St., Brookline, Mass. 
Wheeler, Marcia 1940 

Mrs. Walter C. Falconer 

338 Northcroft Rd., Springfield, Pa. 
White, Fay Ellen 1951 

64 Phillips St., Boston 14, Mass. 
Whyte, Oena M. 1907 

Mrs. Ray P. Hall 

111 Main St., Gorham, Me. 
Wiggin, Isabel S. 1943 

Mrs. Frederic C. McDuffie 

119 Mountfort St., Brookline, Mass. 
Williams, Marjorie 1937 

Mrs. William G. Crothers 

698 Angamos Ave., Miraflores, Lima, 
Peru, S. A. 
Wilson, Mira B. 1910 

57 Prospect St., Northampton, Mass. 
Wonson, Priscilla Aff. 1937 

Mrs. Clifford H. Hahn 

51 Olney Rd., Wethersfield, Conn. 
Wood, Barbara A. 1952 

Mrs. Dighton K. Emmons 

406 Oak St., Paso Robles, Calif. 
Woodward, Janice E. 1949 

Mrs. Richard McGill 

Main St., Dover, Mass. 
Wyckoff, Kate M. 1949 

Mrs. Hugo L. Lindgren 

25333^2 Lake St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Zeitung, Ann E. 1942 

Mrs. Nathan S. Hale 

2024 Commonwealth Ave., Apt. 25-E, 
Thatcher Hall, St. Paul, Minn. 



PAST FACULTY 

Baratte, Mile. Marthe Marie 

New Jersey College for Women, New 
Brunswick, N. J. 

Robinson, Miss Helen D. 

90 Middle St., Gloucester, Mass. 



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1872 

Susanna Reed Blanchard died January 6, 
1940. 

Carrie Langmaid (Mrs. Francis A. Ware) 
died April 18, 1942. 

1886 

Annie Berry Hill (Mrs. Samuel D. James) 
died December 16, 1952, in Milton, Mass. 

1888 

Esther Ward Smith died October 13, 1952, 
in Andover, Mass., after a short illness. Our 
sincere sympathy is extended to her sisters, 
Elizabeth Smith Clark, 1895, and Mary 
Smith Churchill, 1897. 

1890 

Eleanora P. Blanchard (Mrs. William B. 
Ford) died October 30, 1952, in Malverne, 
Long Island, N. Y. She is survived by two 
sons and a daughter. 

Marion C. Howard (Mrs. Edward P. 
Hutchinson) died January 10, 1953, in Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

1893 

Margaret Tucker (Mrs. Nelson P. Brown) 
died October 5, 1952, in Hanover, N. H. 
She is survived by two sons and two daugh- 
ters. 

1895 

Caroline Carleton Wilbur died October 3, 
1952, in Andover, Mass. She was the daugh- 
ter of Rebecca Miller Wilbur, Abbot 1855. 



1898 



Eliza Curtis died September 18, 1952, in 
Ogdensburg, N. Y. Our sincere sympathy is 
extended to her sister, Phebe Curtis Vilas, 
1886. 

1909 

Edith Russell Carden died September 4, 
1946, in Foxboro, Mass. 

Albert Alexander Smith (Mrs. Henry 
Van Hovenberg) died September 23, 1952, 
in Texarkana, Texas. 

1911 

Katharine Ordway (Mrs. Fletcher D. 
Parker) died November 13, 1952, in Hart- 
ford, Conn., after a long illness. She is sur- 
vived by her husband, Rev. Fletcher D. 
Parker, of Immanuel Congregational Church, 
four children, and a sister, Elizabeth Ord- 
way, off. 1909. 

Recently at a celebration at the church in 
honor of the Parkers' twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary as pastor and wife, the church presented 
them with a gift of $2500, which they gave 
to the Independent Social Center for a gym- 
nasium in Hartford's North End. 

1930 

Lucille Leavitt (Mrs. L. R. Kollmeyer) 
died June 27, 1952, in Newtonville, Mass. 

Past Faculty 

Louise Lawrence (Mrs. Robert D. Rey- 
nolds) died October 19, 1952, in Providence, 
R. I. 



Class News 



1886 

Mary Gorton Darling assisted the Women's 
Auxiliary of St. John's Episcopal Church of 
Hampton, Va., in preparing presents for the 
Boys' Home at Covington. 

1887 

No news from the five of '87 since Christ- 
mas and New Years but these were the plans 
for the holidays. Jeanie Carter Prall at home 
with great-grandchildren, grandchildren and 
her children, Boonton, N. J. Jean Jillson at 
Long Beach, Cal. with her niece and family. 
Sophia Walker Piper with son, Sam, and 



family in Hopedale, Mass. Angie Dunton 
Purrington with her daughter, her son, and 
his wife in Bloomfield, N.J. Harriet Thwing 
in Cleveland with a grandniece and a grand- 
nephew and their families (five boys and 
"just one girl"). 

Jeanie Carter Prall announces the birth of 
her seventh great-grandchild, "It's a boy!" 

Harriet Thwing's brother, George, died 
August 15, 1952 in San Bernardino, Cal. He 
graduated from Phillips Academy in '86. 
The girls of our day may remember that his 
room in Morrill House was across the street 
from Davis Hall (French Hall) where Har- 



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net had her room. With a red book she could 
signal "Come over" or "Go walking." If 
Miss Merrill and Miss French knew of it they 
did not report it. He trained a quartette and 
they used to serenade "The Fem Sems." 
After Bowdoin College and the Law School of 
Boston University he went west and was a 
lawyer in Minnesota and South Dakota for 
51 years, retiring in 1943. The class extends 
its deep sympathy to Harriet. 

1889 

Lilian Ellis Emerson writes, "We sailed 
from New York on July 16 on the Queen 
Elizabeth for England. We went directly to 
London where I met old friends, and had a 
delightful time. Then we went to France, 
Switzerland, and Italy. From Naples we 
took the beautiful Amalfi Drive. We sailed 
for New York on the export liner, Constitu- 
tion, and reached there September 15. To 
sum up — there was no joy like seeing the 
harbor and sky line of New York, and best of 
all is being at home." 

Flora Mason, off., has recovered from an 
operation last fall, and is driving her car 
again. 

1892 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Jane B. Car- 
penter, 84 Central Street, Andover, Mass. 



1893 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. 
Bean (Elizabeth Nichols), 63 
Street, Manchester, N. H. 



Norwin S. 
Carpenter 



1894 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edgar G. 
Holt (Hanna Greene), 8 Chestnut Street, 
Winchester, Mass. 

1898 
Fifty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. John C. Angus 
(Annie Smart), 135 Main Street, Andover, 
Mass. 

1900 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Arthur P. 
Spear (Grace Chapman), 59 Wyman Street, 
Waban, Mass. 

1901 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Helen Hale, 
86 Knox Street, Lawrence, Mass. 

Emily Emerson Day writes that her son, Dr. 
Emerson Day, has been appointed medical 
consultant for the Cold Spring Project. This 
is a school operated at Cold Spring-on-Hud- 
son for men and women who are college 
graduates and who desire to continue their 
educational studies instead of going into re- 
tirement. Dr. Day is director of the Steacy 




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Grandchildren of Harriett Chase Newell '02 



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Clinic in New York City, a clinic lor the de- 
tection and prevention of cancer. 

Charlotte Holt Burtt is matron at the 
Andover Home for Aged. 

1902 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Honora 
Spalding, 115 East 90th Street, New York 
28, N. Y. 

1903 
Fiftieth Reunion 

1904 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John P. Dab- 
ney (Beatrice Gunter), 259 Summer Avenue, 
Reading, Mass. 

1905 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. William S. 
Knickerbocker (Frances W. Cutler), 33 
Clark Street, Newton Centre 59, Mass. 

Frances Cutler Knickerbocker had a morn- 
ing coffee, November 14, 1952, for Abbot 
friends in her neighborhood. The following 
attended: Grace Chapman Spear '00, Eunice 
Huntsman, off. '25, Grace Hind Andrews, 
off. '03, Polly Spear Chapin '36, Abbie 
Smith Taylor '04, and Mary Howard Nutting 
'40. 

1906 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Reeve Chip- 
man (Constance Parker), 74 Phillips Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

1907 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. J. Edward 
Crowley (Marjory Bond), 142 High Street, 
Reading, Mass. 

Maria Pillsbury Campbell's permanent 
home is now in Florida. She plans to spend 
her summers in Round Pond, Maine. 

1908 
Forty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman and Class Fund Secre- 
tary: Miss Dorothy Taylor, 1 18 Elgin Street, 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

Esther Stickney Alley writes that she had a 
house party over a week end last August. It 
was attended by Louise Kiniry Badeau, aff. 
'07, Edith Joy Murray, off. '08, and Thirza 
Gay Hunt '08. She also reports that she is 
spending the winter visiting her daughter in 
Brazil. 

1909 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Ray W. Totey 
(Edith Gardner), The Choate School, Wal- 
lingford, Conn. 

Edith Gardner Tobey arranged a neighbor- 



hood gathering which was held November 
12, 1952, at St. George's Inn, Wallingford, 
Conn. Esther Parker Lovett '08 and Rena 
Porter Hastings '06 came from New Haven, 
and Emily Silsby Morgan '10 and Marjorie 
Hills Allen '09 came from Hartford. 

Sarah Knox writes, "After thirty-seven 
years in social work, the last six with the 
Florence Crittendon Home in Boston, I have 
retired. I am going to Orlando, Florida, for 
the winter." 

The class extends its sympathy to Eliza- 
beth Ordway, whose sister, Katherine Ord- 
way Parker died November 13, 1952. 

1910 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Harold Ham- 
mond (Clarissa Hall), 67 Hyslop Road, 
Brookline 46, Mass. 

The class extends its sympathy to Clarissa 
Hall Hammond whose mother died two weeks 
before Christmas, at the age of 87. 

1911 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Douglas Don- 
ald (Edith Johnson), 8 Carisbrooke Street, 
Andover, Mass. 

Margaret Gooch Barney has three grand- 
daughters under five years of age. 

1913 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret 
Wilkins, 279 No. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 
4, Calif. 

Olga Erickson Tucker reports that the 
class has decided to have its reunion in 1954. 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Edith Kendall whose mother died October 
14, 1952. Mrs. Kendall was the daughter of 
Lucy Abbott Holt, Abbot 1841. 

1914 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Lowell Sloan, 
(Elsie Gleason), 67 Mt. Vernon Street, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

1915 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Frederick S. 
Blodgett (Jessie Nye), Bucksport, Maine. 

Marion Barnard Cole reports the birth of 
her first grandchild last year. Douglas is the 
son of Donald Cole who is an instructor in 
the History Department at Exeter Academy. 

1916 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard C. 
Bartlett (Dorothy Pillsbury), Box 235, 
Severna Park, Maryland. 

Katharine Odell Randall reports the birth 
of two new grandchildren. Susan Randall 



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was born September 14, 1952, to Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Harrison Randall. Linda Sadis was 
born September 22, 1952, and is the daugh- 
ter of the former Nancy Randall. 

Dorothy Pilhbury Bartlett reports the birth 
of another grandson. He is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas B. Bartlett. Dorothy now has 
four grandchildren. Dorothy had an opera- 
tion last October, and we hope she has made 
an excellent recovery. 

1918 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Francis S. 
Fuller (Louise Bacon), Ipswich Road, Tops- 
field, Mass. Assistant Chairman: Irene At- 
wood, 180 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
16, Mass. 

Mariette Goodrich Page, aff., reports that 
she now has six grandchildren. Her youngest 
son was married in September to Shirley 
Sibenhom. Three of her sons live in Man- 
chester, N. H., and are associated with their 
father in the shoe industry. Her daughter 
lives in Texas. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. George J. 
Cutler (Velma Rowell), 45 Eliot Street, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

1919 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Theodore M. 
Atkinson (Jane Holt), 8 Chestnut Street, 
Winchester, Mass. 

Gretchen Brown Knights reports that her 
daughter, Deborah, graduated from Steph- 
ens College in Columbia, Missouri, in 1951, 
and is now a flight instructor at the Bedford 
Airport in Lexington, Mass. 

Grace Kepner Noble's Christmas message 
was in poetic form, and gave news of her 
family. From it we learned that Grace has 
been suffering from sciatica for over six 
months. Her daughter, Mig, had a daughter, 
Carolyn Anne, July 19, 1952. Grace's daugh- 
ter, Anne, is married to Dr. Francis Magill, 
and her son, Cary, is a senior at Syracuse. 

Grace Leyser Boynton writes that she has 
seven grandchildren. Her two daughters are 
married. Her son, John, is in the Marines in 
Korea. 

Margaret Taylor Stainton, aff., writes that 
her daughter, Margot, is a freshman at Color- 
ado College. 

1920 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Louise Robin- 
son, Lakeville, Conn. 



Julia Abbe Ross taught English to members 
of the United Nations delegation from 
Greece, Yemen, Brazil, Mexico and Den- 
mark. She is now living in Boston, and visited 
Abbot in January. 

Louise Robinson had a tea on November 
1 1, 1952, for alumnae in the Lakeville area. 
She writes, "Unfortunately only three were 
able to come, but we really had a very good 
time. Two of the women I had known 
slightly through church work, but none of us 
realized we had Abbot in common." 

Bertha Worman Smith and Gretchen 
Brown Knights 'ig are co-chairmen of the 
Cushing Hospital Garden Club Service. 

1921 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Richard K. 
Stover (Frances Gasser), Rockwood Road, 
Plandome, N. J. 

Frances Gasser Stover writes, "My husband 
and I decided to tour Europe last April. We 
went into New York to see about buying a 
car here, and taking delivery in London. In 
two weeks we were on our way! We flew 
over, spent a week-end in London, then 
drove through France down the coast to 
Italy. We went to Capri and from there to 
Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Lux- 
embourg, and back to France. We then went 
to England and Scotland. We had a heaven- 
ly trip, and drove almost ten thousand miles 
in our little Hillman Minx. We visited Phil 
Hinckley Bishop in London. It was a perfect 
trip, and the weather was lovely all the way. 
We had two half days of rain, and we missed 
the heat. Switzerland was very beautiful. I 
enjoyed each country as each one is lovely in 
its own special way. We took the trip to cele- 
brate our coming twenty-fifth anniversary. 

Our son's engagement to Marcia Fox has 
just been announced. Kitson is stationed in 
Chicago with the Navy. 

I believe I have told you all my news." 

1922 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Leslie B. 
Sanders, Jr. (Geneva Burr), 94 Moffat Road, 
Waban 68, Mass. 

The class extends its sincere sympathy to 
Jane Baldwin whose father died December 6, 

1952- 

Marjorie Bickford Sprague has four child- 
ren. Her oldest son, James William, is in 
Oregon on a teaching fellowship working 
for his Ph.D. in Chemistry. Marjorie is super- 
intendent of the church school primary 



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department in West Sand Lake, N. Y. She 
was one of five recipients of Bibles which 
were presented for contributions to the com- 
munity. 

Dorothea Flagg Smith reports the birth of 
her first grandson, David Wallace, October 
4, 1952. David is the son of Dorothea's 
daughter, Joan. 

Olive Howard Vance writes, "Our youn- 
gest son, Peter Ruggles, was married to Bar- 
bara Campbell last July. Our youngest 
daughter, Christine Alice, is engaged to 
Peter Brownson of Wakefield. Christine 
graduated from the New England Baptist 
Hospital School of Nursing, and is now 
working in the operating room there." 

1923 
Thirtieth Reunion 

Martha Buttrick Rogers's son, Allan, was 
married January 3, 1953, to Joyce Demers of 
Andover. 

1924 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. A. John 
Holden (Polly Bullard), R.F.D. 1, Mont- 
pelier, Vermont. 

Katharine Boyce Hepbron, off., writes that 
her son, George, has graduated from 
Teacher's College, and is now teaching 
sixth grade. Her daughter, Kathy, has had 
two years at Maryland College. 

Helen Epler Baketel's daughter, Helen, is 
engaged to James F. Dykes of Manhasset, 
Long Island, and her daughter, Cynthia, is 
engaged to David M. Systrom of Wellesley 
Hills, Mass. 

Arline Lougee Rogers, off., writes that her 
husband has an office supply business in La- 
conia, N. H. Her son, George, is a freshman 
at the University of Maine. 

1925 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Robert H. 
Marsh (Dorothy Beeley), 32 Williams Road, 
Lexington 73, Mass. 

Dorothy Beeley Marsh writes that she has 
moved to Lexington. Her son, Roland, at- 
tends Lexington Junior High School, and her 
daughter, Jacqueline, is in the third grade. 

1926 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Carlotta 
Sloper, 36 Russell Street, New Britain, Conn. 

1927 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Irving Gram- 
kow (Margaret Nay), 244 Grove Street, 
Wellesley, Mass. 



Katherine Farlow Hutchinson's son, Wil- 
liam Spencer, III, was married October 26, 
1952, to Carol Joanne Hudson. 

1928 
Twenty-fifth Reunion 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman E. 
Sherwood (Jean Swihart), 1332 Orange 
Avenue, Menlo Park, Calif. 

Margaret JVivison Chase writes, "Nothing 
new — keeping house, teaching Sunday 
School, singing in the choir, and playing in 
the orchestra. Aware that I need bifocals! 
No gray hairs!" 

Helen Learitt Fisher and her husband are 
studying this year at the American School 
for Oriental Research in Jerusalem, King- 
dom of Jordan. 

1929 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Rolfe M. 
Kennedy (Roberta Kendall), 1508 Biltmore 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 

Elizabeth Bowser Smith was a member of 
the Platform and Resolutions Committee at 
the Democratic convention last July. She is 
the adviser of women's activities in the state 
of New Hampshire for the National Founda- 
tion for Infantile Paralysis. 

Gertrude King Bedard's husband has been 
appointed head of the Parsons School of 
Design in New York. 

The class extends its sympathy to Margue- 
rite Neville Batchelder whose mother died in 
January. 

Married 

Elizabeth McAllister Crouse to David E. 
Hammond of Tamworth, N. H., July 22, 
•952. 

1931 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Francis Hol- 
land (Barbara Graham), 644 Orchard 
Street, East Lansing, Mich. 

1932 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. E. Kent Allen 
(Harriet Bolton), Graniteville Road, West- 
ford, Mass. 

Ruth Tyler Smith writes that she is very 
busy with community activities and her four 
children. She has two daughters, Pamela, 12, 
and Karen, 10, and twin sons, Nathaniel and 
Jonathan, who are 3. 

Married 
Helen Cutler to Lyman Stratton Apple- 
ton of Andover, Mass.. January 17, 1953. 



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1933 
Twentieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman and Class Fund Secre- 
tary: Mrs. Harry L. Hansen (Carolyn Gup- 
till), 41 Woodland Road, Lexington, Mass. 

Mariatta Tower took a delightful cruise to 
Northern European countries last summer. 
She attended the Olympic games. 

1934 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Sarah O. 
Loria (Sarah O'Reilly), 2222 Palmer Ave- 
nue, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Priscilla Hoadley Chesley has been in Tokyo 
for a year, and "just loves it." 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Lovett C. Peters (Ruth 
Stott), a son, Samuel Kittredge, December 
18, 1952. 

1935 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Norman S. 
Lane (Cecile Van Peursem), 36 High 
Street, Allendale, N.J. 

Ann Cutler Squier is back in Phoenix, 
Arizona, and is living in a trailer. She is the 
local editor of Skyliner, TWA company 
paper. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. William M. Sloane 
(Marjory Brodie, aff), a daughter, Heather 
Jane, July 17, 1952. 

1936 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Malcolm S- 
Loring (Anne Russell), 321 North Aurora 
Street, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Phyllis Fisher Tobey, aff., writes that she 
has three children, Jane, 9, Susan, 6, and 
James, 1 7 months. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bowen (Sally 
Burns), a second child and first daughter, 
Sarah, November 6, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green (Anne- 
Lawrence Dodge), a second child and first 
son, Richard Little, November 9, 1952. Her 
daughter, Ansie, is now 2%. 

1937 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wilkinson (Joan 
Todd), a son, Guerin Scripps, August 20, 
1952. Joan now has three boys and two girls. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Conlin, Jr. 
(Grace Vibberts), a daughter. Phronsie Ann, 
August 4, 1952. 



1938 
Fifteenth Reunion 

Hello, you gals of '38 — 

If you are like I am, you are realizing all 
too often these days that you aren't as young 
as you used to be. Sad, but true. And how we 
welcome anything that reminds us of the 
bright days of our girlhood and of the good 
times we had together. 

Reunion — our fifteenth! — is upon us, 
and I hope that there are many of you who, 
as I am, are looking forward to recapturing 
a bit of that youth and catching up on each 
other's activities during these past fifteen 
years. Get your husband's permission for a 
couple of days leave, speak to your mother or 
mother-in-law about baby-sitting (what 
grandmother wouldn't be flattered to death!) 
and do plan to be with the rest of us at Abbot 
May 29-June 1. Alumnae Day is May 30. 
Let's all make our arrangements now so we 
can break every existing record for reuning 
classes. 

Sincerely, 
Pudge Simpson White 

Reunion Chairman 
Address: 
Mrs. John White 
156 Plymouth Drive, 
Syracuse 6, N. Y. 
Our sympathy is extended to Jeanne Saw- 
yer Faggi, Doris Sawyer Hoar '40, and Shirley 
Sawyer Williams '47, whose father died Jan- 
uary 11, 1953. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Michael P. 
Crocker (Rosa Fletcher), Wood View, Bel 
Air, Md. 

1939 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. John H. Pear- 
son (Barbara Leland), 9 Astor Street, Lowell, 
Mass. 

Joan Hubbard Lawson has just moved into 
a new house. She writes that it is a joy to 
have everything new, and spic and span. 
She says her two boys love it in the country. 

We have just learned that Charlotte Skin- 
ner is now Mrs. Gregory McCanna. 
Married 

Marjorie MacMullen Freytag to Edwin 
Avery Brewer of Shrewsbury and Duxbury, 
Massachusetts, December 4, 1952, in New- 
ton. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Deegan (Ann 
Oakman), a daughter, Christy Ann, August 



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22, I95 2 - Ann has two sons, Vin, 4, and 
Brooks, 20 months. Ann writes, "We have 
bought a house in upper Westchester, Ka- 
tonah, N. Y., and hope to take possession by 
late spring. Having been city fodder all our 
lives, we approach the pastural plains with 
some horror. However, I expect to emerge in 
a year or two with a blade of grass in one 
hand and an egg in the other, fully knowing 
the difference.'' 

1940 

*BoRN 

To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Warlick (Dorothy- 
Garry), a third child and second son, Decem- 
ber 30, 1952. 

To Capt. and Mrs. William A. Ekberg 
(Marietta Meyer), a second daughter, Nancy 
Brooks, September 25, 1952. 

1941 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Bertram H. 
Roberts (Frances Troub), 145 East Rock 
Road, New Haven, Conn. 

Margaret Little Dice has three children, 
two girls and a boy. 

Married 

Frances Troub to Dr. Bertram H. Roberts, 
November 26, 1952, in West Hartford. Mari- 
an Troub Freedman '46 was matron of honor. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Shumway, Jr. 
(Margaret Rabling, aff. ), a third child and 
second son, Peter Mallory, December 18, 
•952- 

1912 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Margaret Mc- 
Farlin, 2 Punchard Avenue, Andover, Mass. 

Betsey Fowler Warrick writes, "We have 
moved to Davis, California, where my hus- 
band is teaching at the University of Cali- 





Sue, 



Peter, and Steve, children of Tink 
Downey Boutin '40 



Richard and Robert, sons of Elizabeth 
Travis Sollenberger '40 

fornia's College of Agriculture. He is teach- 
ing American and Latin American history in 
the recently formed Division of Letters and 
Sciences. We had a wonderful visit a short 
while ago with Bab Hill Kennedy, her hus- 
band, and little Kate." 

Ruth Snider Bernstein has two daughters, 
Ellen, four years old, and Amy, two vears 
old. 

Engaged 

Annette L. Curran, aff., to Arthur J. Con- 
Ion, Jr., of Belmont. Mr. Conlon was gradu- 
ated from Exeter Academy, Harvard Col- 
lege, and Harvard Business School. He 
served as an ensign with the Navy during 
World War II. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. MacPherson 
(Mary Peg Boynton),a third child and second 
daughter, Carolyn Anne, December 1 1, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. David Hegarty (Gloria 
Caldarone), a son, December 5, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Scott, Jr. 
(Janice Lenane), twin daughters, Janice 
Campbell and Julan Crosby, September 30, 
I952- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Nathan S. Hale (Ann 
Zeitung), a third child and second son, Jon- 
athan Bradford, January 13, 1953. 

1943 
Tenth Reunion 

Let's make our tenth a really huge success. 
Everybody try, try, try to come! The date 
is May 30. 

Mimi Beckman Huidekoper 

Reunion Chairman 

Address: 

Mrs. Peter L. Huidekoper 

Weed St., New Canaan, Conn. 



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Janice and Julan, children of Janice Lenane 
Scott '42 

Mary Carroll O'Connell Bell's husband is 
working on a government research project 
and is preparing his doctorate thesis. Mary 
Carroll has two children, Mark and Karen. 

Winifred Tucker Hibshman writes, "We 
have been out here in the San Fernando 
Valley for over a year and love it. We have 
had more than our share of sickness for this 
year. My boy, Joell, who is now in the first 
grade, came down with mumps, my two- 
year-old, Janice, got chicken pox, then the 
baby, Pamela, when only 1 1 weeks old, got 
German measles. The next week, I came 
down with mumps. Oh, what a miserable 
thing to have! 

I wish more people would write news of 
themselves for the Bulletin." 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Huidekoper 
(Mary Alice Beckman), a third child and 
second daughter, Elizabeth Cazenove, No- 
vember 27, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Colton, Jr. (Syl- 
via Hall), a son, Dudley, III, May 2, 1952. 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. David Ewing 
(Betsy Bennett), Sherman Hall, Soldier's 
Field, Boston 63, Mass. 

1944 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Edward M. 
Harris, Jr. (Marion Stevens), Overlook 
Road, Chatham, N. J. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Emmett 
(Shirley Ann Harrison, off.), a daughter, 
Nancy Elizabeth, November 18, 1952. 

1945 

Barbara Beecher is enjoying a very inter- 
esting job as clerk in the American news de- 



partment of The Christian Science Monitor. 
Two articles about her trip abroad were pub- 
lished in The Monitor. 

Betty Graves Brigham and her husband had 
polio last summer, but are recovering very 
well. 

Joan Holdsworth Arrott's husband is asso- 
ciated with the American Crystal Sugar 
Company in Denver. They have two child- 
ren. Joan would love to see any Abbot girls 
who live in the area or who are traveling 
through Denver. 

Sally Leavitt Cheney is now living in 
Georgetown, Penang, where her husband is 
vice-consul. 

Marian Mclver is teaching first grade at 
the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass. 

Cynthia Smith McFalls writes, "I am now 
living on Guam and love it. We have a nice 
little second-story apartment, which means 
we get a nice breeze and keep dry. The 
weather is hot, but it cools off considerably 
at night. Life is very relaxed and enjoyable 
here with lots of swimming and outdoor liv- 
ing. The Guamanians are a very nice group 
of people, I find." 

Married 

Esther Bufferd to Herbert Watstein, De- 
cember 27, 1952, in Torrington, Conn. 
Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bacon (Barbara 
Ball), a second child and first son, Todd Mc 
Clive, May 29, 1952. Lindsay is now two 
years old. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Edwards, 
Jr. (Janet Craig) , a second child and first son, 
Frederick William, III, November 21, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Longabaugh 




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Connie, daughter of Theo Manning 
Alexander '42 



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Chris, Bob, Kit, and Pamela Clark Coyne '45 

(Mary Jane Kurth), a second son, Edward 
Kurth, August 21, 1952. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John Hafer, Jr. (Ann 
Reagan, off.), a son, John Jeffrey, June 6, 

I952- 

To Mr. and Mrs. Emil E. Ebner (Mary 
Lou Stegner), a daughter, Virginia Eliza- 
beth, September 29, 1952. 

1946 

Class Fund Secretary: Mrs. Peter J. Blak- 
ney (Mary Burton), 38 The Fairway, Upper 
Montclair, N.J. 

Sally Allen Waugh writes that she has two 
children, Sandra, born April 27, 1951, and 
Stephen Allen, born April 30, 1952. Her 
husband is now with Bachmann Uxbridge 
Worsted Co. Last summer Lutty Robertson 
Kolflat and her daughter visited her in 
Salem. Sally had lunch with Bee Van Cleve 
who is working in New York. Sally con- 
cludes "From what I have seen of the class of 
'46, I'd say they hadn't changed a bit — 
still terrific!" 

Muriel Greene Balmer visited her father in 
Vienna last fall. She saw Chris von Goeben 
several times. 

Frances Little is working for the Fish and 
Wild Life Department of the state of Mon- 
tana. 

Married 

Jenny Copeland to Donald James Duf- 
ford, November 29, 1952, in Grand Junc- 
tion, Colorado. 

Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins (Louise 
Doyle), a daughter, Deborah Louise, Sep- 
tember 29, 1952. Louise has a son, Mark, i}4- 

1947 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Sally Huma- 
son, 15 East 96th Street, New York, N. Y. 



Cynthia Austin completed her studies at 
Katharine Gibbs last June, and is now work- 
ing in New York. 

Nancy Brumback is living in New York, 
and is secretary to a theatrical stage de- 
signer. 

Hester Dignan is an instructor in fresco at 
the Boston Museum School. 

Emily Gierasch has been promoted to 
Traffic Manager in the advertising firm of 
James Thomas Chirurg Company, Boston. 

Margot Meyer spent two months in Europe 
visiting England, Holland, Germany, Italy, 
Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Spain, 
after her graduation from Physical Therapy 
School in September. She started in Febru- 
ary working with the Vermont Association 
for the Crippled in their Children's Reha- 
bilitation Center in Rutland. 

Chris von Goeben came home from Vien- 
na for Christmas. 

Married 
Ann Aulis to Thomas J. Ronan, Jr., No- 
vember 27, 1952. 

Carolyn Sackett to Kenneth M. Coleburn, 
Jr., October 25, 1952, in Larchmonl, N. Y. 
Jackie Kay '48 was maid of honor. 
Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Weyman S. Crocker 
(Joanna Campbell), a second daughter, 
Sheila, December 31, 1952. Little Jan is just 
two, and a "healthy, happy, Indian!" 

Jo writes that her husband received his 
M.A. in Physics from the University of Ver- 
mont last July. He is now teaching Physics 
and Math at the Kent School. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop W. Brown 
(Lee Peck), a son, Gaines Davis. November 
1 1, 1952. 

1948 
Fifth Reunion 
Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Henry Dewey 
(Jane Kenah), 668 Pleasant Street, Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

Beverley Adkins Wells and her husband are 
studying in the medical school in Geneva, 
Switzerland. They plan to be there for five 
years. 

Ellen Dignan is studying at Tufts Medical 
School. 

Mary Marlon Davenport has been working 
since November in the editorial office of the 
Electronics Research Lab. at Harvard Uni- 
versity. She is planning to live in Watertown 
for the next three years. 

Genevieve Young is working with Harper 



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& Bros, publishing house as an assistant to 
the editor of non-fiction. 

Engaged 

Barbara Dake to Charles Clark Johnson of 
Union, New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a gradu- 
ate of Yale, has served in the Armed Forces, 
and is a senior at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania Dental School. 

Sue Wilde Davis to John Anthony Snyder. 
Mr. Snyder is an alumnus of the Hackley 
School in Tarrytown, N. Y., and Harvard 
University. He is with the overseas division 
of The National City Bank of New York. 
Married 

Patricia Barnard to Richard Walker Lally 
of Andover, December 6, 1952. Nancy 
Barnard Soule '47 was matron of honor. 

Katherine Marie Barrell to Lt. (jg) John 
Field Shepard, USNR, of Londonderry, 
N. H. Ann Weston, off. '46, and Sally Mc- 
Duffie, off. '47, were bridesmaids. 

Ann D. Bergh to Norman Arthur Hull- 
Ryde of Gastonia, North Carolina, Septem- 
ber 9, 1952, at Diamond Point, Lake 
George, N. Y. Mr. Hull-Ryde is an ensign in 
the Navy, and is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. 

Patricia Hammond to Robert N. Duffy 
in July, 1952. 

Jane Kenah to Henry Bowen Dewey, Jan- 
uary 3, 1953, in New Brighton, Pa. 

Mary Carroll Sinclaire to James Reed 
Morris, IV, of Perrysburg, Ohio, December 
29, 1952, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Helen 
Sinclaire Blythe, off. 1950, was matron of 
honor. Mr. Morris attended the Hill School 
and served in the Navy. He is attending 
agricultural school at the University of 
Arizona. Tootie is teaching at the Tree 
Haven School in Tucson. 




Bri and Marcia, children of Patty Bowne 
Rickenbacker '46 



Born 

To Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wright, Jr. (Alicia 
Cooper), a son, Barry Wright, III, Decem- 
ber, 7, 1952. 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Barbara A. 
Sugar, Jewett House, Vassar College. 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

1949 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Patricia H. 
Bleecker, Syosset, L. I., N. Y. 
Engaged 

Nancy Cowles, aff., to William Heath 
Black. Nancy is now studying at Connecticut 
College, and Mr. Black is in his junior year 
at Yale. 

Joan Oven to David Haynes Betts of 
Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Betts graduated 
from Princeton in 1945. He served with the 
armed forces in World War II and the Air 
Force in Korea. He is now with the invest- 
ment firm of Betts-Borland in Chicago. 
Married 

Premi Asirvatham to John Eills, Decem- 
ber 15, 1952, in Brookline, Mass. Mr. Eills 
is studying for his master's degree at Harvard 
Business School. 

Elinor Castle Massie to John Edmonds 
Stalford, December 22, 1952, in Lexington, 
Kentucky. Eleanor is continuing to study at 
Smith. 

Janice Woodward to Richard McGill, 
February 16, 1952. 

1950 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Judith M. 
Lange, 320 Superior Street, Chippewa Falls, 
Wis. 

Georgette Davis is in Florence, Italy, for 
her junior year. She is planning to be mar- 
ried in September, and hopes to finish Bryn 
Mawr with a course next summer. 

Tove Dithmer writes, "I spent a lovely 
summer with my family visiting relatives and 
friends in Europe. Unfortunately, we didn't 
have sufficient time to see and to do 'all', but 
I had a wonderful taste of north and central 
Europe. Upon our return to the United 
States, I had an operation, so I had a taste of 
hospital life, too." Tove is now with her 
family in Brazil. 

Judy Holt met Joan Oven in London and 
Dino Colburn in Switzerland last summer. 

Nora Johnson attended the Republican 
Convention in Chicago. She worked during 
the summer for the Eisenhower campaign 
at the Citizens for Eisenhower in New York. 



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She also worked for one month for a Chinese- 
American Trading Company. She is now 
back at Smith, and is working for the Smith 
Review, the literary magazine. 

Ann Lindamood has transferred to Van- 
derbilt University. 

Ann Moser has transferred to Ohio State 
University. 

Engaged 

Mary Evelyn Bixby to David Mason 
Lamb of Andover, Mass. Mr. Lamb is a 
graduate of the Peddie School, and is a 
senior at Yale. He was a member of a Stra- 
tegic Intelligence Unit at Yale called to 
active duty at the outbreak of the Korean 
conflict, and has just completed two years of 
service attached to the office of the assistant 
chief of staff, G-2, Washington, D. C. 

Patricia Ann Burke to John M. Wright of 
Keene, N. H. Mr. Wright prepared at St. 
Paul's School and is a senior at Princeton. 

Eleanor Thompson, off., to E. Arthur 
Tutein, III, of Winchester. Mr. Tutein pre- 
pared at Kimball Union Academy for Bow- 
doin College. 

Gloria Yoffa to Dr. Nelson L. Portnoy of 
New Bedford, Mass. Dr. Portnoy attended 
Brown University and graduated from 
Northeastern Medical School. He spent 
three years in residency at the Hines V. A. 
Hospital. 

Married 
Mary Alice Dodge, off. to James Thurston 



Bailey, December 20, 1952, in Whitefield, 
N. H. Betsy Goodspeed '50 was one of the 
bridesmaids. 

Frances Lyon, off., to Edward F. Leach, 
Jr., October 4, 1952, in Stamford, Conn. 

Born 
To Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Kurz (Joyce 
Griffin), a son, Richard Boice, Jr., May 21, 

1952. 

1951 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Carolin Furst, 
Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 

Nancy W. Allen is a freshman at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

Edna Grieco has transferred to Connecti- 
cut College. 

Susie Kimball was a member of the Soph- 
omore hockey team at Vassar. Last summer 
she took care of four children at Saranac, 
N. Y. 

Fay White is taking the training course at 
Filene's in Boston. 

Married 
Nancy Bentley, off., to David A. A. Rid- 
ings, April 26, 1952. 

1952 

Class Fund Secretary: Miss Cornelia 
Hamilton, Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. 

Judy Merriwether is a member of the 
Randolph-Macon Glee Club. She is also a 
member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and 
Freshman "Y", the Christian organization. 




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ABBOT ACADEMY BULLETIN 



Series 20 



MAY, 1953 



Issue 3 



Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 

Associate Member of the American Alumni Council 



President 
Miss Irene Atwood 
180 Commonwealth Ave 
Boston 16, Mass. 

Vice-presidents 
Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 

(Mary Howard) 

72 Highland Street 

West Newton 65, Mass. 
Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 

(Helen Allen) 

246 Glen Road 

Weston 93, Mass. 
Mrs. A. Lawrence Van Wart 

(Betty Weaver) 

160 Melrose Place 

Ridgewood, N. J. 



OFFICERS— 1952-1954 

Clerk 
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson 
(Jane Holt) 
8 Chestnut Street 
Winchester, Mass. 

Treasurer 
Mrs. Ernest L. Wilkinson 
(Helen Knight) 
Alden Road 
Andover, Mass. 

General Secretary 
Miss C. Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 



Alumnae Trustees 
1948-1954 
Miss Jane Baldwin 
140 East 28th Street 
New York, New York 

1951-1957 
Mrs. H. Guvford Stever 
(Louise Risley) 
36 Fairmont Street 
Belmont, Mass. 



ABBOT CLUB PRESIDENTS 



BOSTON 
Mrs. Robert H. Marsh 
(Dorothy Beeley) 
32 Williams Road 
Lexington 73, Mass. 

CHICAGO 

Mrs. Floyd Shumway 
(Margaret Rabling) 
815 East Deerpath 
Lake Forest, Illinois 

CONNECTICUT 

Mrs. Donald Hoggson 
(Gertrude Drummond) 
R.F.D. 
Lakeville, Conn. 

DETROIT 
Mrs. Howard H. Fitzgerald 
(Jean Craig) 
19091 Bedford Road 
Birmingham, Michigan 



MAINE, EASTERN 
Mrs. Richard Roberts 
(Dorothy Spear) 
26 Forest Avenue 
Bangor, Maine 



MAINE, WESTERN 
Mrs. Frank N. Wells 
(Louise Houghton) 
32 Ship Channel Road 
South Portland, Maine 



NEW YORK 
Honorary President 
Miss Jane Baldwin 

OHIO, CENTRAL 
Mrs. John B. Gager 
(Thelma Mazey) 
228 N. Drexel Avenue 
Columbus 9, Ohio 



OHIO, CLEVELAND 
Mrs. Edward F. Little 
(Nancy Baylor) 
1407 Commonwealth Avenue 
Mayfield Heights 
Cleveland 24, Ohio 

OLD COLONY 
Mrs. Oscar M. Finger 
(Martha Wind) 
8 Belcher Avenue 
Brockton, Mass. 

PITTSBURGH 

Mrs. William R. Maieu 
(Jean Cross) 
Box 86, RD11 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 



THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
Jane B. Carpenter, 1892, honorary 
Constance Parker Chipman, 1906, honorary 
C.Jane Sullivan, 1931, Editor-in-Chief 
Irene Atwood, 1918, ex officio 



Published four times yearly, October, February, May, and September, by Abbot Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts. 

Entered as second class matter December 12, 1933, at the post office at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, under the act of August 24, 191 2. 



Spring Calendar— 1953 

April 7 — Spring vacation ended 

April it — Boston Abbot Club Luncheon 

Vivienne Bennett — Dramatic interpretations 

April 12 — Vespers — The Reverend Howard L. Rubendall, D.D., Head- 
master of Mount Hermon School 

April 16 — Meeting of Board of Trustees at Abbot 

April 1 8 — Parents' Week End 

Abbot-Phillips joint performance of H.M.S. Pinafore 

April ig Student Recital at 3 p.m. No vespers 

April 25 — Performance of the Metropolitan Opera Company in Boston — 
"Madame Butterfly" 

April 26 — Vespers — The Reverend Alexander St.-Ivanyi, D.D., First 
Church of Christ, Lancaster, and First Parish of Sudbury 

May 2 — Abbot Birthday Bazaar 

May 3 — Two-Piano Recital by Miss Friskin and Mr. Coon 

May g — Student Recital 

May 10 — Vespers — The Reverend Paul H. Chapman, All Souls Church, 
Greenfield 

May 16 — College Entrance Board Examinations for Senior Mids 
Dance Recital 

May i7 — Vespers ■ — The Reverend Sidney Lovett, D.D., Chaplain, Yale 
University 

May 23 — Field Day 

May 24. — Vespers — The Reverend Raymond Calkins, D.D., Pastor 
Emeritus, First Church in Cambridge 

May 25 — May 28 — Final Examinations 

May 2g — Student Government Chapel at 8:45 a.m. 

The One Hundred Twenty-Fourth Commencement 

May 2g — Rally Night, 8 p.m. 

May 30 — Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association, 11:15 a - m - 
Luncheon, 1 p.m. Class photographs 
Meeting of Class Fund Secretaries, 3 p.m. 
Tea, 4 p.m. 

Dinner in Bailey Dining Room, 6:30 p.m. 
Draper Dramatics, 8 p.m. 
May jr — Baccalaureate, South Church, 10:45 a - m - Sermon by Reverend 
Gerald B. O'Grady, Jr., A.B., S.T.B., Chaplain, Trinity 
College, Hartford, Conn. 
Commencement Concert, 7:30 p.m. 
June 1 — Graduation Exercises, South Church, 10 a.m. 

Commencement Address by Reverend James T. Cleland, M.A., 
S.T.M., D.D., Divinity School, Duke University 




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Alumnae Council Report 

ALUMNAE Council met March 13 and 14 with twenty-three members 
who all felt as I did, most privileged to represent you. Council was 
composed of representatives from surrounding New England and New 
York — teachers, business women, and those of us with that dubious classifi- 
cation "housewives." 

We were most warmly welcomed by the entire school, faculty, the girls, 
and Miss Hearsey. Friday morning we attended classes feeling perhaps 
slightly more relaxed than we used to, not quite so responsible for dates, 
equations, and formulae. That afternoon Miss Hearsey had planned a most 
interesting program at her home. Miss Tinker, an exchange teacher from 
England, described the differences between English and American boarding 
schools. Miss Bockstedt told us of new trends in the teaching of French, 
starting in the third grade, which would mean that some of us may be re- 
quired to carry on intelligent conversations with our children or grand- 
children, in French/ Miss Hearsey gave us an interesting report on school 
activities, and stressed the importance of knowing Abbot as it is today meeting 
the changes and demands of the present time, but still with the enduring 
spirit we remember. Mr. Flagg was kind enough to come and discuss with us 
the financial problems the school faces in endowment and scholarship. He 
spoke warmly of the support the Alumnae have given and pointed out that 
this loyal support is a major factor in enabling Abbot to maintain her position 
of leadership among the girls' schools. 

After a most pleasant dinner with the girls, we met with the faculty in 
Baronial for an evening of discussion and entertaining monologues by Mile. 
Arosa. 

Saturday morning was devoted to problems of Council — plans for 
Abbot's one hundred and twenty-fifth birthday in May, 1954. We hope as 
many as can possibly come will be there. There will be an interesting and 
varied program, and we will have an opportunity to see friends from classes 
other than our own. No special drive is planned for this birthday but we do 
hope everyone will remember to send some gift, small or large, so that all of 
us can be counted in on such an important event, — for the past, for the 
present, and especially for the future. 

Louise Risky Stever '37 

Alumnae Trustee 



FINAL REPORT 

ABBOT SECOND CENTURY ALUMNAE FUND 

1952-1953 

Total - - $4833.50 
571 Contributors 



Additional Contributors to Alumnae Fund 



1894 

Katherine Lahm Parker 

igoi 

Edith Merrill Hersey 

1908 
Mary Cheney Chase 

191 1 
Marion Bemis Schlesinger 

1918 
Elizabeth Moore Hood 

1924 
Polly Bullard Holden 

1929 
f Roberta Kendall Kennedy 

1930 

Grace Hadley MacMillan 

1933 
Carolyn Guptill Hansen 

1934 
Beverly Sutherland Midgett 



1935 

Elizabeth Kennedy Woodward 

1938 

Margaret Comstock Bayldon 

1940 
Nancy Lee Burnett Peterson 

1942 
Jane Bittel Weil 
fBarbara Hill Kennedy 

W45 
Marion Marsh Birney 

1946 
Patricia Bowne Rickenbacker 

1948 
Rosemary Jones 
Jane Kenah Dewey 
Nancy B. Nalle 

1949 
Nancy Jeffers Whittemore 

Cleveland Abbot Club 



f Regular contributor 1948-1952 



Board of Trustees Notes 

Mr. Robert I. Hunneman was elected president of the Board of 
Trustees at the meeting held in Andover, April 16, 1953. 

Three new members were elected to the Board of Trustees in Decem- 
ber, 1952. We present them here with a brief biographical sketch. 






Helen Allen Henry 



John R. Abbot Margaret Clapp 

John Radford Abbot 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Born, Melrose, Mass., April 30, 1893; Phillips Academy, 1910; A.B., Harvard College, 1914; 
M.Arch., Harvard School of Business Administration, 1916; architect; corporator, trustee, 
and member of board of investment, Andover Natonal Bank; American Ambulance Field 
Service and U. S. Army Ambulance Service with French Army, World War I; Group In- 
telligence Officer of 319th Bombardment Group of U. S. Air Force, World War II; brother of 
the late George E. Abbot, former chairman of the Board of Trustees. 



Margaret Clapp 

Wellesley, Massachusetts 

Born, East Orange, N. J., April 11, 1910; Wellesley College, 1930; Ph.D., Columbia, 1946; 
historian; her biography, Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 
for biography in 1948; president of Wellesley College since 1949; trustee of Walnut Hill 
School and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; member of the Advisory Board 
of the Hispanic Society of America; director of William Filene's and Sons Company; fellow 
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member of the Policies Committee of the 
American Council in Education, the New England Planning Association, the Board of 
Foreign Scholarships of the State Department, and the National Laywomen's Committee 
of the Churches of Christ. 

Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 

(Helen Allen) 

Weston, Massachusetts 

Born, Newton, Mass., January 10, 1915; Abbot Academy, 1932; Smith College, 1936; direc- 
tor of Orchard Home School, 1938-1941, and of Smith College Alumnae Association, 1942- 
1945; alumnae trustee of Abbot Academy, 1 945-1951 ; president of Weston P.T.A., 1 949-1951 ; 
three sons. 



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What are our family of alumnae and Abbot's patrons thinking about 
lately? 

Let me minute a few excerpts from their letters. 

No. I — stated a desire to establish a scholarship the income from which 
shall be utilized " .... to enable worthy students in need of assist- 
ance to obtain an education at Abbot." 

No. 2 — has told me of her ambition to " . . . .strengthen the Department 
of Literature Fund." 

No. 3 — has voiced her hope to leave a small legacy " .... to add to the 
Principalship Fund." 

No. 4 — accompanied her gift to Abbot with this thought: " the 

excellent work you are doing." This parent wished her gift to be 
for unrestricted use and hoped "it would stimulate other Abbot 
gifts." 

No. 5 — sent a gift to me with these notations: "... .unrestricted control of 

the Trustees." " what we hoped for in selecting Abbot for our 

daughter and our hopes are fully realized." 

No. 6 — presented us with a gift with this accompanying memorandum: 
"... .whatever manner the principal and Trustees feel will do the 
most good." 

No. 7 — An additional contribution was joined with the comment " . . .ever 
mindful of the lasting benefit received from our daughter's two 
years at Abbot and for the consideration of expense given at that 
time." 

No. 8 — "I am planning to make a memorial gift to Abbot in memory of my 
sister " 

No. 9 — "If I was able to I would like to give Abbot a conditional gift of 
$ . . . . with the challenge that another gift or gifts would match 
mine and in this way double the contribution." This patron says 
that several potential contributors are known to be considering 
this. 

No. io — "Why would it not be a good idea for Abbot alumnae to have the 
full opportunity to participate in buying Development Share 
Units — to be set at certain price for each unit and payable over 
a three or five year period." 



Abbot Graduate in Music 



Musical Lend Lease 

Italian Style 

By MARY CURTIS, 1939 

Reprinted from The Metropolitan Opera News 

Like any other American singer, I wanted to 
go to Europe to study and eventually to sing 
there, believing that there is no experience that 
can be more helpful to someone who wishes to 
have an operatic career. 

Since there are good vocal teachers both 
here and in Europe it is not important where the 
actual preparation for the career is done. Whar 
is all important in Europe, as in America, is to 
find the maestro who will have the patience and 
understanding to give the intense preparation 
that a singer needs to make a successful debut. 

I received all of my training in America. 
When I finally sailed to Italy, I went precisely 
to make my debut as Desdemona in Otello at 
the Teatro Lirico in Milan, with a cast which 
included the famous Mariano Stabile. I also had a contract to sing Leonora 
in La Forza del Destino with the same company. These engagements were 
arranged and supervised by my own maestro, Ettore Verna, prior to my 
departure. Because of the reception I received in Italy, other contracts were 
immediately forthcoming. 

For three years, since my debut in Milan, I have been singing leading 
roles with the opera companies of such cities as Venice, Piacenza, Parma, 
Novara, Cremona, Viareggio, Ancona, Pisa, and many others. From Italy I 
went to Lima, Peru, with the Municipal Opera Company, to sing Aida, II 
Trovatore, and La Boheme with artists such as Gianni Poggi and Enzo 
Mascherini. 

On a return trip to Italy, I sang in many leading theaters during the 
Carnival season and then went to Cairo, Egypt, with the Royal Opera 
Company of King Farouk. 

The experience gained through singing abroad, led to my engagement 
last season with the Philadelphia Civic Opera Company to sing Maddalena 
in Andrea Chenier with Kurt Baum and Aida with Ramon Vinay. An en- 
gagement followed with the San Francisco Opera. 

This season, after a concert tour of New England, I will leave for Monte 
Carlo to sing several performances of Don Giovanni under the baton of 




Maestro Furtwaengler. This engagement will add one more country to my 
list. 

The value of European experience for an American singer cannot be 
overestimated. Fortunately, the opportunity to take advantage of such a 
chance is open to anyone who is able to finance his own career either through 
private means or scholarships. The American singer is being given a very 
big chance to build a career in Europe. I know many Americans personally 
who are singing there in first-class theaters and who are doing so with a high 
degree of success. Their talent and preparation have made them stand out 
as artists who will someday come back to our leading theaters and take their 
places among the leading singers of the world. Others have already gained 
world-wide success. This preparation, to me, seems to be the correct way 
for an American to reach the goal he seeks — the Metropolitan. 

However fine the record we American singers have made in Europe, I 
doubt very much if the financial remuneration in any first years of singing 
would be ample to cover living expenses. Some young singers in Italy live 
in apartments, others in pensioni, some in small hotels and others in casa 
albergo in Milan, which might correspond in some ways to International 
House in New York. Wherever the singer lives, however, he will find that 
life in Italy is far from cheap. He must be expected to have some financial 
reserve to draw on. This seems to be one of the most important and most 
overlooked problems facing the young American singer today. 

The first year — or even the first few years — of an operatic career 
should be compared to any apprenticeship or even the internship of a doctor. 
Few careers are made without this interval of invaluable experience, but the 
returns are small. This situation exists in America, too, although the situation 
here seems a little better because an artist-student can supplement his in- 
come with various jobs which an American abroad is unable to do on a 
student visa. 

Students here at home who are eager to go to Europe seeking for the 
secret of success will find it hard work — hard work before one makes one's 
debut and much harder work ever after. Perhaps if one were to list the 
requirements of a career, "patience" would follow directly after "talent" 
and "preparation." That all important chance is sometimes very slow in 
coming and very often American students abroad feel they are missing their 
chance because of "anti-Americanism." From my own personal experiences, 
I can say that I have never encountered any evidences of anti- Americanism 
on the part of managers, artists, or general public. I think it is wise for Ameri- 
can students to keep in mind that the theaters of Europe are in general 
directly supported by the governments of the national states and that the 
young European artists who also want to sing in their theaters indirectly 
support their governments. 

Even under these conditions, American singers are accepted if their 
values are high. 



Club News 



Boston 

An "All Abbot Program" featured the luncheon meeting of The Boston 
Abbot Club and The Alumnae Association on April n, at The Junior 
League. Miss Hearsey described a typical Saturday at Abbot, and com- 
mented on the new views of the school as they were shown. Miss Pamela 
Tinker, an exchange teacher from Harrogate, compared British and Ameri- 
can schools. Dunster Pettit '53, Frances Nolde '54, and Jacqueline Wei '54, 
students of Modern Dance under Miss Virginia Peddle, performed two 
dances in costume. 

New officers of the Boston Abbot Club elected at the meeting were: 
President, Mrs. Robert H. Marsh (Dorothy Beeley '25); Vice-presidents, 
Mrs. David Ewing (Elizabeth Bennett '43), Mrs. Augustine Conant (Marion 
Ireland '27); Recording Secretary, Jane Ruth Hovey '26; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. John E. Cain (Aagot Hinrichsen '44); Treasurer, Mrs. 
Leonard M. Fowle (Nancy Kimball '27). 
Dear Girls: Connecticut 

I have not taken off in a rocket ship or anything like that, but merely 
have been lost in a welter of ill health which started last November and has 
culminated in a fractured knee. I am now encased in a cast from hip to 
ankle which considerably limits my activities and will continue to do so 
until May 10. As that seems an impossible time of year for any sort of meeting, 
my suggestion is to put off our gathering until October when the young will 
have gone back to school and with any luck this part of the world will be in 
all its autumn glory. I would be delighted to have you here for luncheon. If 
there are too many for my small house we can go to a charming Inn nearby. 

I feel badly at having been of so little value to the club, but I have dis- 
covered to my sorrow that one cannot argue with "bugs" ! 

Gertrude Drummond Hoggson 

New York 

The annual meeting was held at Schrafft's on March 28, 1953. Miss 
Hearsey spoke of Abbot today, and the value of an independent-school edu- 
cation. 

Miss Tucker was unable to show the new slides because of electrical 
difficulties ! Barbara Lord Mathias presided at the meeting. 

Washington 

A gathering of the alumnae in this area was held March 2, at Pierre's. 
Miss Hearsey addressed the group, and showed the new views of the school. 
Sally Zimmerman Minard has moved to Boston, and has resigned as president 
of the club. Her successor has not been elected. 

Western Maine 

A meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Edward Hacker (Gertrude 
Shackleton) on May 6, Abbot Birthday. Jane Sullivan brought news of the 
school. 



Piai4,&i R>Ui 



<fin<f, 



. . . <Jlefre!l ta 1/au 



Constance Corey '50 — Dean's List of Wheaton College. 

Cynthia Faigle '50 — Dean's List of Syracuse University. 

Ann Higgins '50 — Junior Wellesley College Scholar. 

Maria Loukopoulu '52 — Dean's List of Wagner College. 

Nancy Mercer '51 — Dean's List of Bouve-Boston School. 

Elizabeth Moore Hood '18 — Listed in Nevada edition of Who's Who. 

Elizabeth Preston Wilkins '12 — Exhibition of Oils and Water Colors in 
John Esther Art Gallery. 

Rosamond Reifsnyder '51 — Dean's List of Smith College. 

Frances Russell '51 — Dean's List of Bouve-Boston School. 

Joan Wall '52 — Dean's List of Edgewood Junior College. 

Rosamond Wheeler '29 — Society Editor of the Boston Traveler. 




Scene from "Antigone" which was presented February 28 
by Abbot and Brooks School 



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Changes of Address Since 
February, 1953 

Suggestion : Remove this list from the Bulletin, and attach it to 
your 1952 Register. 



Allen, Elizabeth K. Aff. 1953 
Allen, Nancy B. Aff. 1952 

3556 Macomb St., N.W., Washington, 
D. C. 
Andrews, Barbara G. Aff. 1951 

57 Central St., Andover, Mass. 
Appell, Helen P. 1949 

Mrs. Walter M. Norton 

20 Woodward Ave., Newton Highlands, 
Mass. 
Bennett, Elizabeth W. 1943 

Mrs. David W. Ewing 

96 Foster St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Bertucio, Elizabeth J. 1944 

Mrs. Michael M. Martuscello 

22 Pierce Rd., Watertown, Mass. 
Bertucio, Mary L., M.D. 1942 

Babies' Hospital of the City of N.Y., 

Broadway & 167th, New York, N. Y. 
Bigelow, Katharine H. 1948 

5138 Oakwood Ave., La Canada, Calif. 
Black, Adelaide V. V. 1926 

826 Conners Ave., Apt. 5-E, Zanesville, 
Ohio 
Blake, Margery E. Aff. 1912 

Mrs. Philip E. Tukey 

78 Powers Rd., South Portland, Me. 
Brown, Elizabeth 1945 

Mrs. Robert S. Gordon, Jr. 

1104 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Md. 
Bullen, Edith 1926 

Mrs. Samuel G. Creden 

1175 Hill Rd., Winnetka, 111. 
Burns, Betty Lee 1927 

Mrs. Daniel W. Layman, Jr. 

556 Prospect Blvd., Pasadena 3, Calif. 
Burr, Geneva Aff. 1922 

Mrs. Leslie B. Sanders, Jr. 

90 Elm St., So. Dartmouth, Mass. 
Campion, Gertrude M. 1929 

Mrs. James H. Soutar 

19 Riverside Drive, Barrington, R. I. 
Chivers, Lucy Dee 1947 

Mrs. Ezra L. Bixby 

Kennedy House, c-o Mrs. John Chivers, 
Lawrenceville, N. J. 
Clark, Muriel Aff. 1939 

Mrs. Lawrence W. Bunce 

Box 314, Huntington, L. I., N. Y. 
Cleveland, Dorothy Aff. 1919 

Mrs. Roland H. Baker 

1619 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 



Comstock, Margaret 1938 

Mrs. Roger W. Bayldon 

343 East 52nd St., New York 22, N. Y. 
Cruzen, Dolly F. Aff. 1915 

1020 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Dane, Charlotte T. 1936 

Mrs. John E. von Breton 

183 Brown St., Providence, R. I. 
Davis, Rosamond 1922 

Mrs. Timothy J. Murray, Jr. 

731 River Rd., Manchester, N. H. 
Davis, Sue Wilds 1948 

163 81st St., New York, N. Y. 
DeNoyelles, Ruth Ann Aff. 1951 

Mrs. Robert E. Diefenbach 

West Manor Apts., Shepley St., Seaford, 
Del. 
Dix, Mary Elizabeth Aff. 1931 

Mrs. Harold C. Goddard, Jr. 

59 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, Mass. 
Douglass, Nancy 1948 

Mrs. Hugh M. Smith 

113 West Cameron Rd., Falls Church, 
Va. 
Duncan, Elise 1938 

Mrs. Edward J. Boardman 

1731 Washington Ave., Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 
Duncan, Virginia Aff. 1943 

70 Hillside Ave., Freeport, N. Y. 
Elliot, Nancy 1948 

Mrs. Thomas R. Stewart 

30 Kenwood Terr., Springfield, Mass. 
Emerson, Nancy 1944 

Mrs. Sheldon T. Viele 

655 North Glenhurst Drive, Birming- 
ham, Mich. 
Field, Dorothy M. 1929 

10205}^ Bothel Way, Seattle 55, Wash. 
Flowers, Paula Aff. 1949 

706Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, 111. 
Forman, Nancy Lee 1938 

Mrs. Wayne Hall 

General Delivery, Santa Barbara, Calif. 
Fowler, Shirley E. Aff. 1927 

Mrs. Charles Otto, Jr. 

20 Salisbury St., Holden, Mass. 
Fraser, Ethel Aff. 1901 

Mrs. Rufus D. S. Putney 

704 Lookout Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 



Fry, Anne C. 1923 

Mrs. William Schoener 

Old Wyomissing Rd., Wyomissing, Pa. 
Gerrish, Nancy 1941 

Mrs. John A. MacFadyen, Jr. 

Dept. of Geology, Williams College, 
Williamstown, Mass. 
Goddard, Barbara 1947 

Mrs. Peter P. Theg 

2404 Sherrod Rd., Knoxville, Tenn. 
Graves, Elizabeth 1945 

Mrs. Herbert H. Brigham 

3660 Dahlia, Denver 7, Colo. 
Graves, Rosamond Aff. 1938 

Mrs. Charles E. Cleaver 

2255 Wilshire Dr., S.E., Grand Rapids 
6, Mich. 
Gutterson, Hildegarde 1914 

Mrs. Hildegarde G. Smith 

228 East Islay, Santa Barbara, r Calif. 
Hall, Joyce W. 1949 

Mrs. Robert T. Bell 

4028 Fourth St., Naval Proving Ground, 

Dahlgren, Va. 
Hall, Margaret D. Aff. 1939 

Mrs. Robert A. Manners 

25 Asheville Rd., Newton Lower Falls, 
Mass. 
Hall, Margaret W. 1907 

Mrs. Earl J. Walker 

917 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 111. 
Harrison, Shirley Aff. 1944 

Mrs. Walter C. Emmett 

250 Mt. Vernon PI., Newark, N. J. 
Harvey, Dorothy D. 1941 

Orchard Lake, Mich. 
Haserick, Barbara J. 1945 

Mrs. Alan H. Johnson 

1226 E. Columbia St. 

Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Higgins, Dorothy 1916 

Mrs. Norman E. Rand 

New Castle, N. H. 
Hill, Marjorie Aff. 1908 

Mrs. John A. Paton 

Vernon Ct., Center St., Newton, Mass. 
Holden, Joan 1943 

Mrs. Joan H. Remy 

9134-195th St., Hollis, L. L, N. Y. 
Hougen, Alice M. Aff. 1925 

Mrs. A. H. Ball 

c-o Mrs. M. H. Green, Birch Rd., 

Darien, Conn. 
Howard, Frances I. 1925 

Mrs. James A. O'Brien 

5335 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. 
Howe, Mary Louise 1946 

Mrs. Charles T. Brumback 

2732 Kendale, Toledo, Ohio 
Hughes, Sarah J. 1948 

Mrs. Richard S. Carr, Jr. 

2001 N. Madison, El Dorado, Ark. 



Humason, Sally M. 1947 

16 East 96th St., Apt. 7-F, New York 
28, N. Y. 
Hyde, Louise H. 1928 

Mrs. William Reilly 

Box 22, Coleville, Calif. 
Jackson, Elizabeth 1928 

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Rustin 

1400 State St., Springfield 9, Mass. 
Jackson, Jane B. 1948 

Mrs. Ben G. Parks, Jr. 

Box 161, Naples, Fla. 
Johnson, Theodate 1925 

Mrs. A. J. T. Kloman 

Little Fanhanis, Herts, England 
Kidder, Edna F. Aff. 1901 

Mrs. Charles H. Baldwin 

Barneveld, N. Y. 
Kimball, Carita L. Aff. 1906 

Mrs. C. Kimball Russell 

1003^ Main St., Andover, Mass. 
King, Gloria Aff. 1938 

Mrs. Milton D. Elkin 

302 No. Oakhurst Dr., Beverly Hills, 
Calif. 
King, Grace Ann Aff. 1931 

Mrs. Richard V. B. Lincoln 

Norwood Blvd., Zanesville, Ohio 
Klotz, Mabel E. Aff. 1902 

Mrs. George N. Dawes 

R. D. 2, Phoenixville, Pa. 
Koch, Mary A. 1939 

Mrs. Peter Danos 

21 Rue Louis Barthou, Vaucresson 
(Seine et Oise), France 
Koines, Tina N. 1948 

Fensgate Hotel, 534 Beacon St. 

Boston, Mass. 
Kolins, Joy L. 1947 

Mrs. Daniel Peisch 

1404 Patrick Henry Drive, Falls Church, 
Va. 
Leinbach, Greta O. 1946 

1311 Garden Lane, Reading, Pa. 
Leland, Charlotte 1944 

30 Prescott St., Brookline, Mass. 
Lovering, Marion Aff. 1907 

Mrs. William H. Linton 

Hotel Whittier, 15th & Cherry Sts., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Lyon, Jean 1920 

Mrs. Donald McConnell 

6 Underhill Rd., New Delhi, India 
Macartney, Salley A. 1948 

Mrs. William J. Osborn 

215 Jackson St., Willimantic, Conn. 
McClary, Louise P. 1933 

P. O. Box 261, Potsdam, N. Y. 
McConnel, Elizabeth S. 1948 

Mrs. Robert F. Barnett, Jr. 

3609 Walnut St., Philadelphia 4, Pa. 



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Mclvor, Nancy 1944 

Mrs. Dwight W. Webb 

109 Florence Ave., Rye, N. Y. 
McLean, Carolyn 1947 

18 West 68th St., New York 23, N. Y. 
McPherson, Marion R. 1918 

23 Summer St., Andover, Mass. 
Mahoney, Madeleine E. Aff. 1913 

Mrs. Frank L. Carey 

257 Chestnut St., North Andover, Mass. 
Mahoney, Mary C. Aff. 1933 

Mrs. Peyton H. Moss 

101 West High St., Ballston Spa, N. Y. 
Manning, Theodora H. 1942 

Mrs. Herbert M. Alexander 

7433 Fontana Rd., Prairie Village, Kan. 
March, Clare D. Aff. 1898 

Mrs. Arthur W. Denison 

691 West Central St., Franklin, Mass. 
Marshall, Ethelyn L. 1894 

Mrs. Allen E. Cross 

251 North Bay St., Manchester, N. H. 
Merrick, Frances E. 1926 

Mrs. John C. Lawrence 

607 Avon Circle, Washington, 111. 
Merrill, Grace C. 1916 

Mrs. George C. Emery 

Quarters G, U. S. Naval Air Station, 

Quonset Pt., R. I. 
Miller, Catharine duB. 1923 

Mrs. Newton F. McCurdey 

MPPD TAGO, Guam Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 
Miller, Mary Louise Aff. 1947 

Mrs. Reeves W. Hart, Jr. 

105 University Ave., Metuchen, N. J. 
Mitchell, Janet 1945 

Mrs. Burnell Poole, Jr. 

Loom's Drive, West Hartford, Conn. 
Moore, Sheila M. S. 1939 

Mrs. Gordon A. Fairbairn 

616 29th St., Manhattan Beach, Calif. 
Morris, Charlotte 1915 

Mrs. T. Lea Perot 

RFD 3, Princeton, N. J. 
Morse, Martha E. 1919 

1135 So. Central Ave., Rockford, 111. 
Mulvey, Jean 1945 

232 West 14th St., New York, N. Y. 
Murray, G. Louise 1914 

Mrs. Louise M. Rodliff 

85 Egmont St., Boston 46, Mass. 
Nevius, Jeanette K. Aff. 1937 

96 Broad St., Flemington, N. J. 
Page, Virginia A. Aff. 1935 

Mrs. Thomas R. Thorp 

308 Albany Rd., Lexington, Ky. 
Paret, Josephine G. 1928 

Mrs. Richard A. Barrett 

624 Denton Drive, Sherman, Tex. 
Patton, Jessamine R. 1945 

Mrs. George D. Kennedy 

1170 Castlevale Dr., Louisville, Ky. 



Pearson, Belle C. 1893 

Mrs. John P. Brooks 

Box 527, Mitchell Inn, Middletown, 
N. Y. 
Rairdon, M. Phyllis 1946 

Mrs. James W. Wilce 

19 Dogwood, Park Forest, 111. 
Renouf, Edda V. 1926 

Mrs. R. Gordon Gould 

Las Ramadas, Route 1, Box 98, Santa 
Fe, New Mexico 
Rice, Barbara L. Aff. 1938 

Mrs. Jones B. Jackson 

104-A Lee Lane, Smyrna, Tenn. 
Ritzman, Barbara B. 1934 

Mrs. Edward R. Devereaux 

230 South Main St., Cohasset, Mass. 
Bobbins, Susanne 1947 

1562-33rd St., N.W., Washington 7, 
D. C. 
Robinson, Christine E. 1940 

Mrs. Vance F. Likins, Jr. 

16 Beach St., Marblehead, Mass. 
Rudd, Mary Elizabeth 1923 

12 Grove St., Ilion, N. Y. 
Sanders, Barbara B. 1942 

Mrs. Wilton W. Dadmun 

34 Stanwood Drive, Swampscott, Mass. 
Sarolea, Ann E. 1948 

125 Christopher St., New York, N. Y. 
Scudder, Katharine 1935 

Mrs. Alan W. Fraser 

Cedar Lane, New Canaan, Conn. 
Shaw, Clara B. 1933 

Mrs. Edward Izmirian 

7820 Cambridge Ave., St. Louis Park 16, 
Minn. 
Sibbison, Agnes L. Aff. 1931 

Mrs. G. Fred Allen 

405 Woodland Ave., Wadsworth, Ohio 
Simpson, Winifred B. 1921 

Mrs. Norman T. Worgan 

46 Madison Rd., Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
Smith, Esther D. Aff. 1944 

Mrs. E. H. Mulford, 2nd 

75 Puritan Rd., Fairfield, Conn. 
Somers, Marion S. 1895 

Mrs. Arthur C. Wise 

37 Fearing Rd., Hingham, Mass. 
Stegner, Mary Louise 1945 

Mrs. Emil E. Ebner, III 

8413 Beman Ave., Cleveland 5, Ohio 
Stewart, Katherine C. 1929 

Mrs. Eugene D. Emigh, Jr. 

344 Steele St., New Britain, Conn. 
Stilson, Sally W. 1950 

Mrs. Richard A. Athan 

644 Oak St., Neenah, Wis. 
Sugar, Barbara A. 1948 

2556 Sherwood Rd., Columbus 9, Ohio 
Swanberg, Gertrude Aff. 1910 

Mrs. Joseph Cryan 

548 Center St., Newton, Mass. 



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Taylor, Helen 1948 

201 East 40th St., New York, N. Y. 
Thomas, Nancy 1946 

Mrs. Arthur B. Whitcomb 

605 Wayland Ave., Kenilworth, 111. 
Thompson, Elizabeth 1921 

Mrs. Cameron Winslow 

3320 R. St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Turner, Barbara K. 1947 

Mrs. George S. Ives 

3403 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, 
Va. 
Tyer, Frances L. 1905 

Mrs. Douglas G. Crawford 

301 Nassau St., Princeton, N. J. 
Upham, Carol 1929 

Mrs. James M. Fox 

Trailer Farm, Highway 50, Grand Junc- 
tion, Colo. 
von Goeben, Christine 1947 

3103 "P" St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Walker, H. Constance 1943 

Mrs. Milton A. Thompson 

1453 North Longfellow St., Arlington, 
Va. 
Waller, Harriet C. 1944 

Mrs. Roger E. Conklin 

95 Williams Rd., Montvale, N. J. 



Webster, Audrey L. Aff. 1951 

P. O. Box 121, Woodstock, N. Y. 
Whitcomb, Hope 1946 

Mrs. Benjamin T. Gaillard 

Patton Drive, Cheshire, Conn. 
Wilder, Mary E. 1878 

c-o Col. Paul R. Goode, U.S. Soldiers 
Home, Washington, D. C. 
Winklebleck, Marion 1915 

Mrs. Henrv C. Hess 

1269 Nagel Rd., Cincinnati 30, Ohio 
Wood, Barbara Ann 1951 

Mrs. Dighton K. Emmons 

201 Washington St., Marblehead, Mass. 
Wright, Lucy Ann Aff. 1950 

Mrs. Peter Case 

153 Heinen St., New Braunfels, Tex. 
Wyer, Christine L. 1907 

Mrs. Allison Jones 

1615 Avacoysa St., Santa Barbara, 
Calif. 
Yates, Phyllis 1925 

Mrs. Phyllis Y. Shields 

2 Dixie Dr., Baltimore 4, Md. 
Zimmerman, Sarah P. 1942 

Mrs. David Minard 

100 Goddard Ave., Brookline, Mass. 



LOST 



Your assistance enabled us to "find" 6o% of the alumnae listed as 
lost" in the February Bulletin. Thank you. 

Can anyone help us trace the following alumnae? 

Dike, M. Kathleen, Aff. 1921 

Eastlack, Mildred, (Mrs. Howard E. Gray) 1936 

Fitch, Irene, Aff. 1935 

Gordon, Eleanor, (Mrs. Alexander F. Calder) Aff. 1927 

Killian, Elizabeth, (Mrs. James C. Roberts, Jr.) Aff. 1941 

Kincaid, Nancy, (Mrs. Addison R. Vars, Jr.) Aff. 1937 

Rutherford, Marjorie, 1937 



M 



Jn ifemnrtam 



1886 



Emma Phcbe Curtis (Mrs. George B. 
Vilas) died March 28, 1953, in Ogdensburg, 
New York. 

1888 

Angie Louise Carman (Mrs. Frank A. 
Simmons) died December 30, 1952, in Wil- 
mette, Illinois. 

Alice Paddock (Mrs. Charles L. Hibbard) 
died July 6, 1948. 

Lucy Richardson (Mrs. Frederick L. Hop- 
kins) died March 13, 1953, in Providence, 
Rhode Island. Her mother, Henrietta 
Barnard Richardson, was a member of the 
class of 1846. 

1891 

Alice Hinkley (Mrs. Frederic M. Black) 
died March 17, 1953, in Portland, Maine. 
Our sympathy is extended to her sister, 
Frances Hinkley Quinby, 1897. 

1893 

Josephine Elizabeth Marsh (Mrs. Daniel 
M. Nourse) died November 7, 1952, in 
Evanston, Illinois. 

1906 

Elysabeth Arnold Lansing died February 
1 1, 1953, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

1907 

Gertrude M. LeFevre died January 4, 
1953, in New Rochelle, New York. 



1911 



Mira Bigelow Wilson, LL.B., L.H.D., re- 
tired headmistress of the Northfield School 
for Girls, died April 5, 1953, in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. At the time of her retirement last 
June the trustees of Northfield presented to 
her the Northfield Award for Significant 
Service. Miss Wilson was a trustee of Abbot 
from 1 936- 1 952. In the October 1952 
Bulletin will be found quotations from the 
expressions of appreciation of Miss Wilson 
written at the time of her retirement from 
Northfield. 

1914 

Mildred A. Home died March 3, 1953 in 
Westwood, Mass. 

Lucretia Lowe (Mrs. Walter F. Urbach) 
died October 1, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Elsie J. Whipple (Mrs. Alan A. Revill) 
died May 17, 1952, in California. 

1919 

Mary Ethel Brewer (Mrs. Clifford B. 
Sweet) died January 22, 1953, in Shrews- 
bury, Massachusetts. She is survived by her 
husband and three children. 

Past Faculty 

Miss Caroline R. Fletcher, a teacher of 
Latin at Abbot from 1893-1895, died Febru- 
ary 17, 1953, in Hamburg, New York. 

Mildred A. Horre died March 3, 1953, 
in Westwood, Massachusetts. 



Class News 



1877 

Kate Jenkins celebrated her ninety-fifth 
birthday on February 22. She was presented 
with a friendship calendar. Among the 
greetings were many with Abbot connections, 
including fourteen from children of her 
schoolmates at Abbot, and one from the 
granddaughter of a classmate. 

1878 

Mary Wilder is now ninety-nine years old. 
She is mentally alert, keeps up with all na- 
tional and international affairs through five 
papers that she reads daily, and has many 
vivid and clear memories of her days at 
Abbot. 



One member of the class of 
1889 sent as her birthday gift io£ 
for each one of Abbot's 125 years. 



1886 

Mary Gorton Darling's grandson was mar- 
ried January 31, and her granddaughter, 
Ann, was married April 18, to a first lieu- 
tenant in the Army. Ann's wedding recep- 
tion was held at Cedar Hall. 

1888 

Sarah A. Chase has been out only once 



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Ann Darling, granddaughter of Mary Gorton 
Darling, 1886, with her nine puppies 

this winter, and will be unable to come to 
Abbot for Alumnae Day. 

The following letters were received for the 
"paper" reunion: 

"I should be a very proud Abbot alumna 
if I could make my 65th anniversary. Too 
bad I can't join in your fun as I did fifteen 
years ago. I am under a doctor's care. 
Though I feel pretty well he calls to mind so 
many restrictions that I have to say I'm not 
allowed to come this year. 

"With love to my alma mater and all who 
can remember 'way back'," 

Elizabeth Rockwell Russell 

"I am very sorry that it will be impossible 
for me to attend the happy exercises and re- 
union at Abbot next month, but I am not 
strong enough to make the trip. 

"I did, five years ago, have the joy of 
attending my sixtieth class reunion at Ober- 
lin College where I studied after my happy 
year at Abbot. That was the most delightful 
of my student years and I shall always be 
thankful for the friendship of Miss Philena 
McKeen and other delightful teachers. 

"My years since leaving Oberlin have 
been very varied: city Mission work in 
Cleveland, Ohio; eleven years of missionary 
service in Persia; student Volunteer Secre- 
tary in colleges and universities in eastern 
U. S.; superintendent of City Mission, New 
Britain, Conn.; professor of Missions at 
Hartford Seminary Foundation; author of 
missionary text books. 

"My warmest good wishes go to Abbot at 
this time and my happy memories will al- 
ways linger there." 

Very truly yours, 

Mary Schauffler Platt 



1889 

Annis Spencer Gilbert reports that she has a 
new great-granddaughter, Anne Gilbert 
Kaiser, born March 6, 1953, to her grand- 
daughter, Barbara Bellows Kaiser, 1939. 
Mary Annis Rich, 1948, another grand- 
daughter, graduated from Northwestern 
last June and is now working as a private 
secretary in New York. 

1893 

The following letters were received for the 
"paper" reunion: 

"It is hard to realize the time has come 
when one would be asked for anything like 
memories of the past. 

"There has been nothing unusual or of 
special interest to the public in my life — no 
"Ph.D.'s" or anything outstanding like that. 

"Fulfilling my desire, I have been a 
home-maker and have asked for nothing 
greater than being "Mrs. Average Ameri- 
can" devoting myself to my husband and 
three sons and two daughters — around 
whom our family life centered for many 
years. We had our share of pleasures along 
with the problems. 

"Though my husband is not living, all our 
children are. Each is married and has chil- 
dren of his own. They are all fine citizens 
doing their duty as they see it. What greater 
reward could one ask for? 

"I am fortunate that my path has from 
time to time crossed with that of three of my 
Abbot chums — Olive Slayton Evans (my 
roommate), Elizabeth Nichols Bean and 
Hanna Greene Holt. The bond of friendship 
has been strong and I pray it will continue 
to the end. 

"All this is due to my training and happy 
days at Abbot and I can do no more than 
send my greetings to all of the old girls — 
with many regrets that I cannot join the 
reunion this year. 

"I spend my winters in California and 
my summers in my own cottage in Leland. 
Michigan. This program has kept me in 
remarkably good health and I promise you 
I shall attend the 70th reunion." 
Most cordially, 
Charlotte Conant Nicholls 

"On November 8th a mischief-making 
lamp cord in my living room caught me 
unawares, resulting in a hard fall, compli- 



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cated surgery, and eight weeks in the hos- 
pital. This was followed by two months at 
home companioned by a capable niece who 
came from Idaho to help me out. I am now 
doing for myself — but not too much! I get 
around slowly, but safely on crutches. I am 
happy to be able to keep my apartment with 
help in cleaning and preparing meals. My 
general health is good despite my 80 odd 
years. Friends and neighbors have been 
wonderful in helping prevent loneliness. 

"Earlier in the year, I was meeting regu- 
larly with our DAR chapter, and a study 
club of which I am a fifty-year member. In 
October I visited in southwestern Kansas 
with the families of two nephews. It was a 
real outing. 

"On May 30th, I'll be thinking of Abbot, 
especially of all the class of '93." 
Sincerely, 

Caddie Abbott Smith 

"I am not sure whether I will be able to 
attend the reunion. I have had a busy life as 
I have had four daughters, eleven grand- 
children, and three great-grandchildren. I 
spend eight months of the year on Cape 
Cod, three months in the south, and one 
traveling." 

Fannie Lewis Shattuck 

"It is with a great regret that the class of 
1893 cannot have a representative on this, 
its sixtieth anniversary. 

"Of the twelve who graduated that year, 
we were eight in number on our fifty-fifth 
anniversary in 1 948, and three of us met for 
a reunion at that time. Now there are but 
five left to share the memories of those Abbot 
schooldays: a time of transition, comprising 
the end of Miss McKeen's long period as 
Principal and the first year of her successor, 
Miss Watson. Draper Hall was new and 
Smith Hall where the Infirmary now stands 
was the home of the French students. Miss 
Merrill and Miss Kelsey were the heads of 
this house, Miss Ingalls gave us an apprecia- 
tion of literature, and Miss Mason joined the 
faculty in our last year. 

"Of these present members, Caddie Abbott 
Smith lives in Kansas; Amy Chilis Rose and 
Ann Ingalls in New York state; Mary 
Thompson and Elizabeth Nichols Bean in 
nearby New Hampshire. To their great dis- 
appointment, neither of these two can come 
to Andover on this particular week end. 



"Although our class letter ceased its 
yearly round on our fifty-fifth birthday, we 
still hold firm the binding tie with holiday 
messages. 

"We are proud of the record of seven sons 
and one daughter, Eleanor Rose, who fol- 
lowed her mother as an Abbot graduate, 
and also of our continuous support of the 
Alumnae Fund. 

"A gift in memory of Dr. Jane Greeley, to 
our class a special friend, who graduated as 
teacher when we graduated as scholars, was 
the high mark of our last reunion; and this 
year the class joins again in making a gift 
to the Fund in memory of our President, 
Anna Nettleton Miles, whose death in 1949 
was a personal sorrow to each one. 

"As Secretary I can report a most inter- 
esting conference of Alumnae Class Fund 
Secretaries which I greatly enjoyed attend- 
ing last March. To see the school in its every- 
day life, visit classes, and hear familiar sub- 
jects discussed with a modern approach, as 
well as meet a group of teachers whose per- 
sonality must be an incentive to each girl, 
was most rewarding. 

"The years have brought changes from the 
Abbot of our day, all continuous growth 
and improvements, new buildings, yet 
enough of the old left to keep the dignity and 
beauty that only time can bring. We salute 
the present age, assured that under this wise 
and understanding leadership, no goal can 
be set too high. We hope that the loyalty 
that this class of 1893 has shown through all 
these years may give some measure of in- 
spiration to the girls of today. 

"With Abbot's torch thus held high, its 
future is assured." 

Elizabeth Nichols Bean, 

Secretary 

1894 

Katherine Lahm Parker writes, "After 
many years of living in many places round 
the globe, having lost my husband in 1947, 
I have come to roost at least for a while in 
lovely Virginia." 

1898 

Fifty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. John C. Angus 
(Mary Smart), 135 Main St., Andover, 
Mass. 

Eleanor MacDonald Noonan writes that 
her daughter, Mary, has left Yokohama with 



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Grandchildren of Constance Parker Chipman, 
1906 

her husband and three children, and is now 
living in Washington, D. C. 

1902 

The class extends its sympathy to Vivia 
Dearborn Barron whose husband died March 

I3» : 953- 

1903 

Fiftieth Reunion 

Margaret Wilson Gerber has been living in 
California for over twenty-five years. Her 
son, Clyde, Jr., graduated from California 
Tech. in Pasadena, and is now with the 
Standard Oil Company. Her other son, 
Bill, graduated from Berkeley, and is techni- 
cal representative for Sicular X-Ray Com- 
pany of San Francisco. Peggy has three 
grandsons. 

1901 

Helen Abbott Allen divides her time be- 
tween Tryon, N. C, and Maine. Her 
daughter, Helen, has just been appointed 
a trustee of Abbot. 

1908 
Forty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Dorothy Taylor, 118 
Elgin St., Newton Centre 59, Mass. 

Winifred Ogden Lindley writes, "Just call 
me grandma! Our seventh and eighth 
grandchildren arrived late last year and 
early this year. Harriet Jane Lindley was 
born November 25, 1952, to our son, J. M. 
Lindley Jr., and Deborah Joan Snyder was 
born to our daughter, Winifred, January 

'7, '953- 

"A 14,000 mile motor trip with my hus- 
band last September, October, and Novem- 



ber, took us to California via Canada and 
back via New Mexico and Texas — Won- 
derful!" 

1910 

The class extends its sympathy to Gert- 
rude Swanberg Cryan whose husband died 
suddenly February 19, 1953. 

1911 

The class extends its sympathy to Maud 
Gutter son Green whose husband, Thomas S. 
Green, died January 25, 1953. Maud left 
for Florida in March to spend two months 
visiting her son, Wilder. Rhoda Green ac- 
companied her on the trip. 

Corrine Willard Dresser became a grand- 
mother January 12, 1953, when her grand- 
son, Henry Lawrence Dresser, was born in 
the base hospital on Okinawa. Her son. 
Willard, and his wife have been stationed 
there for the past year and one half. 

1913 

Olga Erickson Tucker writes that her son, 
Carl, is now a major in the U.S.A.F. Her 
daughter is married, and is living in Indiana. 

Margaret Wilkins went to Europe in 
March. 

1914 

Dorothy Bennett has been promoted to 
chief of circulation at the Pasadena Public 
Library. 

The class extends its sympathy to Emma 




Dora Heys Pym, 1 9 1 1 , and her seven grand- 
daughters 



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Holt Garside whose mother died January 10, 

'953- 

News was received too late for the last 
issue of the Bulletin to report the death of 
Lucretia Lowe Urbach in St. Louis. Our 
sympathy goes to her husband, Dr. Urbach, 
and her brother, Philip Lowe. 

The class extends deepest sympathy to 
Mrs. Paul L. Seramur, 3202 Elliott Street, 
San Diego, California, who has written your 
Agent of the death of her mother, Elsie 
Whipple Revill, on May 17, 1952. Elsie was 
desperately ill when her mother died in 
February, 1952. She last wrote to us to tell of 
the death of her husband for whom she 
grieved so keenly. Eloise Seramur writes she 
has three fine sons — "the baby, born last 
July has the most beautiful brown eyes, so 
like mother's." We deeply appreciate her 
writing us. 

As we go to press, word has been received 
that Mildred A. Home died on March 3, 
1953, after an illness of only three days, at 
Westwood, Massachusetts. Mildred's house- 
mate for the past 16 years, Marion F. Keat- 
ing, is still at the same address, 5 Willow 
Street, Westwood, and will be glad to hear 
from Mildred's friends. Several members of 
the class met Marion when she attended part 
of our 35th Reunion with Mildred. 

1915 

Dorothy Gilbert Bellows has a new grand- 
daughter, Anne Gilbert Kaiser, daughter of 
Barbara Bellows Kaiser '39. 

Jessie Nye Blodgett writes, "My son, Don- 
ald, has just returned to the United States 
after serving fourteen months with the 25th 
Infantry Division Band in Korea. My son, 
Dr. Frederic Blodgett, is pediatrician at the 
Massachusetts General Hospital, and lives 
in Braintree with his wife and three daugh- 
ters. My daughter, Sara, and her two chil- 
dren also live in Braintree." 

1918 
Thirty-fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Francis S. Fuller 
(Louise Bacon), Ipswich Road, Topsfield, 
Mass. Assistant Chairman: Irene Atwood, 
180 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Elizabeth Moore Hood writes that her son, 
Arthur, is a freshman at Stanford, and her 
son, Earle, is an assistant manager of a 
Woolworth store in San Francisco. Her 




Mattie Larrabee Whittemore's eleven grand- 
children 



daughter, Thelma, is married and has three 
children, and her daughter, Eunice, is 
studying radio and TV as well as doing free- 
lance theatrical work. 

1920 

Jean Lyon McConnell has been in New 
Delhi, India, for more than a year. 

Elizabeth Stewart Pieters spent three 
months in Arizona this winter. Her first 
grandchild, James Stewart Pieters, was born 
last September. Her oldest son was married 
in November, and Bruce, her youngest son, 
is in the Army. 

1921 

Frances Gasser Stover's son, Richard Kit- 
son, was married February 14, 1953, to 
Marcia Fox of Roslyn, Long Island, and is 
on his way to the Mediterranean. He is 
serving in the U. S. Navy. 

1923 
Thirtieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Frank J. Mc- 
Ardle (Miriam Sweeney), 22 Central St., 
Andover, Mass. 

We are all looking forward with great 
pleasure to meeting again at our thirtieth 
reunion, on May 30th. We're planning a gay 
reunion so I'm sure you won't want to miss 
it! 

Libby Flagg Dow's parents have very 
graciously offered us the use of the Hall, over 
the garage, at 22 School Street, adjoining 
the school grounds, for our class head- 
quarters. We'll all assemble there shortly 
before eleven on Saturday morning, and 
then attend the Alumnae Meeting in a body, 



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and after the meeting enjoy luncheon to- 
gether in the new Dining Room at the school. 

We're going to have a Cocktail Party, at 
our class headquarters, to be followed by our 
Reunion Dinner Party. Do plan to bring 
your husbands to the cocktail party and 
dinner as we know they'll have a grand 
time! 

Let's make this the best reunion ever! If 
it is absolutely impossible for you to attend, 
please send snapshots and news which we 
can post in our reunion headquarters, and 
use later in the News Letter which we plan 
to send to everyone, so that those who have 
to miss the fun will have the news. 

Do plan to be with us on the thirtieth for 
our thirtieth! 

Cordially, 
Miriam Sweeney McArdle 
Reunion Chairman 

Miriam Sweeney McArdle and her husband 
enjoyed a mid-winter vacation in San Fran- 
cisco and Los Angeles, California. Miriam 
is Director of the Music Department of the 
Andover Schools and her husband is Direc- 
tor of Public Relations in Boston.- 

1924 

Dorothy Converse is doing clerical work 
in the main office of the Occupational Thera- 
py Department of the New Hampshire 
State Hospital. 

Olive Mitchell Roberts writes, "Of my 
four grown daughters, Barbara is spending a 
year in San Diego, Marjorie and Beverly are 
married, and Carolyn engaged. Our youn- 
gest, Virginia, hopes to go to Abbot. I have 
two darling grandchildren, Kurt and Heidi 
Weisenreder." 

1926 

Edda Renouf Gould writes, "We now live 
in a low and endlessly rambling adobe 
country house in the Nambe Valley some 
20 miles from Santa Fe. All our nearest 
neighbors are Spanish-Americans so we are 
trying to learn the language. We have a 
superb view of mountains, and close by, 
the pastoral atmosphere of cattle, sheep, 
and tame horses who wander in to sample 
our garden and let us take burrs out of their 
manes." 

1927 

Gertrude Drummond Hoggson writes, "I 
have been nursing steadily since 1941 and 



have decided to take a leave of absence and 
return to my original love, the theater. I 
expect to be a member of the Sharon Play- 
house resident company for the summer, and 
am looking forward to it enormously." 

1928 

Hi, 28ers! It's actually time for OUR 
25th reunion. Abbot has changed an awful 
lot since our day. We saw that changes were 
needed.. . .Wait till you see the new build- 
ings, the wonderful creative projects the 
girls carry out, how much freedom they now 
have, how enthusiastic they are. Come and 
see what has happened to us, too! Gee Gee, 
Babs Vail, Bunny Bliss, Nivvy, Kay Ross, 
Beatrice Lane, Elizabeth Hollis, Florence 
Fitzhugh, and Katherine Fox have all sent 
word that they hope to be here to celebrate. 
How many of those who didn't write are 
still hoping they can make it? Be seeing you 
on May 30th. 

Sue Ripley Ward 

Reunion Chairman 
Mrs. Theodore Ward 
7 Abbot Street 
Andover, Mass. 

Jo Paret Barrett writes, "We are back 
stateside for the nonce. Colin, 14, is two 
inches taller than I and shaving! Sunny, 
nearly 1 1 , is writing like her Ma. We miss 
Germany. Dick is Exec, at Perrin A. F. Base." 

Betty Ryan Hill is "so sorry I can't be 
back with you all, but, having three children 
busy in school, and a husband who travels, 
makes it impossible." 

Theo Talcott Slater has news of Louise 
Hyde Reilly. She teaches school and has a 
four-year-old daughter. Theo also reports 
that Emil Sloper Shailer saw Jean Frederick 
in Hartford a few years ago working for 
Gov. Chester Bowles under her professional 
name of Jean Joyce. She left Hartford for 
Washington at the change of administration. 

Helen Thornburg Bailey and her husband 
are in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the 
U.S.A.F. 

1930 
Born 

To Grace Hadley MacMillan, a daughter, 
Carol Jean, March 4, 1953. 

1931 

Eleanor Royce Groff writes, "Our daughter, 
Sallie, is a sophomore in Princeton High 



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School; Eddie, a shell former at Lawrence- 
ville, and Bill is at Princeton Country Day 
School. What with a big house to care for, 
and a part-time secretarial job in the Law- 
renceville School book store, the days are 
pretty full. I still take part in plays here and 
in Princeton. My husband still teaches (or as 
he says) conducts classes in history and pub- 
lic speaking at Lawrenceville." 

1932 

Min Hyde de Mille sailed April i for 
Europe. It is her first visit to Paris since she 
was twelve years old. 

1933 
Twentieth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Harry L. Han- 
sen (Carolyn Guptill), 41 Woodland Road, 
Lexington, Mass. 

Grace Getty McMillan has been in Japan 
for almost two years with her husband and 
daughter, Judy, aged four. 

Louise McClary is working in the Alumni 
Office at Clarkson College of Technology 
in Potsdam, N. Y. 

Betty Weaver Van Wart and her husband 
took a cruise to Panama in March. 



1934 

Beverly Sutherland Midgett writes, "I 
would like to report two new children. One 
is our adopted son, Michael, aged 18 months, 
and the other is our own, aged ten weeks, 
Elmer III. With my big daughter, Betsey, 
that makes three in all." 

Born 
To Hope Humphreys Trench, a third child 
and second daughter, Lee McKnight, Feb- 
ruary 11, 1953. 

1935 

Engaged 
Cathleen Burns to William Bull Elmer of 
Boston and West Thornton, N. H. Mr. El- 
mer is a graduate of M.I.T. During World 
War II he was with the Westinghouse Elec- 
tric Corporation as project engineer for a 
secret naval ordnance project. 

Married 
Christine Barnes Mandell to Harvey J. 
Nelson, March 18, 1953, in Tucson, Arizona. 



One graduate sent as her birth- 
day gift $1 for each year since her 
graduation. 



1936 

Born 
To Charlotte Dane von Breton a son, Jona- 
than Dane, January 31, 1953. 

1937 

The class extends its sympathy to Thelma 
Cutter Leuenberger whose father died on 
Christmas Day, 1952. 

Born 

To Margaret Bain Cross, a son, Benjamin, 
January 24, 1953. 

To Nancy Burns McArdle, a second son 
and fourth child, Peter Sheridan, February 
12, 1953. 

1938 

Fifteenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. John White 
(Anne Simpson), 156 Plymouth Drive, 
Syracuse 6, N. Y. 

1939 

A note from Mary Koch Danos says, "We 
all came to France last April, and celebrated 
Easter in Paris with measles. Presently we 
acquired a house ("one of the newer ones" — 
1886!) in Vaucressen, near Versailles. We 
have a wonderful garden full of fruit trees. 
Polly, $}4, goes to a French school, is learn- 
ing French by leaps and bounds, and enjoys 
herself hugely. Peggy, 3, helps her mother do 
the marketing. The life here is completely 
different from that at home — no clubs or 
societies, no big chatty luncheons or bridge 
parties. Being invited to a French house for 
dinner (usually at noon) is a major event 
— a feast from which it is likely to take 
days to recover. The French are a wonder- 
fully kind, warmhearted and responsive 
people with a superb sense of the dramatic. 
It is fascinating getting to know them." 

Born 
To Barbara Bellows Kaiser, a second 
child and first daughter, Anne Gilbert, 
March 6, 1953. Anne is a great-grand- 



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Doris Sawyer Hoar, 1940, with Stephanie, 
Alexander, Amv and Franklin Hoar 



daughter of Annis Spencer Gilbert, 1889, and 
a granddaughter of Dorothy Gilbert Bellows, 

1915- 

To Pat Fletcher Horan, a third child and 
first son, Peter Michael, November 7, 1952. 

To Mary Louise Sheedy Wiewel. a third 
child and second daughter, Deborah Louise, 
March 1, 1953. 

1940 

Sally Cole Tuckerman is president of the 
North Shore Babies' Hospital Auxiliary. 

The class will be very sorry to learn that 
Anne Schoepflin Ryder was stricken with a 
very bad case of polio last September. Anne 
is in an iron lung, and she is just beginning 
to move her arms slightly. Her address is: 
Post Polio Ward — Room 53, Rancho Los 
Amigos. Downey, California. 

Born 

To Anna Clement Hooker, a son, David 
Clement, January 31, 1953. Anna has two 
daughters, Sallyann and Christine. 

To Ruth Poore Spurr, a son, Robert Nel- 
son, February 28, 1953. 

1941 

Jo Hartwell Boddington has two boys, 
John, 6, and Tim, 2 \4- Her husband is a lum- 
ber broker. Jo and her husband spent two 
weeks at Sun Valley this winter. 

The class extends its sympathy to Emily 
Ruth Poynter whose father died March 2, 
1953. Mr. Poynter taught Latin at Andover 
from 1902 to 1945. 

Dotty White Wicker and her husband 
spent ten days in Mexico City in April. 
Dotty has three boys, Johnny, 8, is in the 
third grade, Roddy, 6, is in kindergarten, 



and Roger, iJ/£, is in "everything all the 
time." 

Born 
To Joan Belden McDonough, a third child 
and first daughter, Lucy Jane, January 30, 
1953. The boys, Tommy, 7, and Gary, 2, 
are delighted with their new sister. 

1942 

Mary Bertucio graduated cum laude from 
Vermont Medical School in 1950. She in- 
terned for two years at Hartford Hospital, 
and is now a resident in Pediatrics at Babies' 
Hospital of New York. 

Miriam Douglas Sanner writes that she is 
very busy taking care of her two little girls 
and making plans for a new house. 

Betty Gorsuch White is doing some tele- 
vision work in New York. She is very busy 
with her family. 

Betty Hardy Verdery writes that her hus- 
band has been transferred to Cumberland, 
Maryland, with the Kelly-Springfield Tire 
Co. She is planning to move to Maryland 
this spring. 

Born 

To Eleanor Cole Meyer, a fourth child 
and first daughter, Sarah Cole, March 26, 
1953- 

1943 
Tenth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Peter L. Huide- 
koper (Mimi Beckman), Weed St., New 
Canaan, Conn. 

Born 

To Betsy Bennett Ewing, a second child 
and first son, Bennett Walkley, January 28, 

1953- 

To Jean Hansen Ashbaugh, a son, Shawn 
Hansen, March 13, 1953. 

To Catherine Ware Potter, a second child 
and first son, Stephen Bruce, October 20, 
1952. Barbara is now four years old. 

1944 

B. J. Bertucio Martuscello, her husband, 
and children, Mike, 2, and Patty, 1, are 
living temporarily in Boston where Mike 
has a fellowship in orthopedics at Boston 
City Hospital. In July they will move to 
New York where Mike begins his surgical 
residency at Bellevue Hospital. 



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Born 

To Nancy Mclvor Webb, a son, Alexander 
Dwight, May 5, 1952. 

To Priscilla Stevens Rutherford, a third 
son, Timothy Brooks, January 9, 1953. Pris- 
cilla writes that since she now has three 
children under three, her activities are of 
necessity confined to "homemaking." 

To Harriet Waller Conklin. a son, Charles 
Roger. February 18, 1953. 



Rose Greely, 1905, would like 
to employ an Abbot graduate as a 
landscape architect. If any gradu- 
ate has a college degree in Land- 
scape Architecture, please notify 
Miss Greely, 31 31 O St. N.W., 
Washington 7, D. C. 



1945 

Born 

To Nancy Dodge Glazebrooks, a daughter, 
Debra Katharine, March 31, 1953. 

To Biz Marsh Birney, a second son, Cha- 
pin Scott, December 27, 1952. Gil, her first 
son, was three in March. Her husband is in 
his last year at Virginia Seminary, and will 
be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 
June. Next year he will be the assistant rector 
at St. Alban's Church in Washington, and 
the Birneys will be living in a six-bedroom 
house. 

1946 

Patty Bourne Rickenbacker writes, "The 
only thing I have to report is that I played 
foster mother to a baby goat for two days. 
I was quite proud of my job as it had been 
left for dead, and I happened along just as I 
saw a slight twitch of an ear. I fed it with one 
of our nursing bottles, and after 24 hours it 
had regained its strength and was wobbling 
around our living room. I must add that I 
returned it to its mother when strong enough. 
This is the life of a ranch girl!" 

Ellen Brumback has recently become a 
secretary at the Harvard Graduate School 
of Business Administration. 

Born 

To Peggy Howe Ewing, a daughter, Mar- 
garet Allen, February 3, 1953. 

To Katharine Johnson Robbins, a son, 
William Hollis, January 27, 1953. 

To Mavis Twomey Cox, a daughter, Susan 
Elizabeth, March 13, 1953. 



1947 

Janice Cole received the degree of Master 
of Arts in Teaching from Radcliffe on March 
2, 1953. Since September she has been teach- 
ing instrumental and vocal music in the 



public elementary school at Dobbs Ferry, 
N. Y. She is going to be there next year. 
Janice would love to hear from any Abbot 
girls in the neighborhood. 

Nancy Hamilton Eglee's husband has com- 
pleted two years' service in the Navy, and 
they are now enjoying civilian life. Don is 
back working for the First National Bank 
and Trust Company of New Haven, and 
they have bought a home in Hamden, Conn. 

Joy Kolins Peisch is now living in Falls 
Church, Va. where her husband is working 
for the Department of Defense. 

Betty Ann Mitchell is secretary at the 
Council on Foreign Relations in New York. 

Chris von Goeben is now working as an 
editor for the government in Washington. 
She writes, "It is an extremely interesting 
job, and this time I am seeing the Washing- 
ton side of what we read and answered over- 
seas. The work is not terribly different here, 
but naturally the working conditions are as 
different as night and day. I will never regret 
the time spent in Vienna, but am very glad 
to be here again. Nothing can be more de- 
pressing than a city behind the Iron Curtain 
where fear is written in the walls, on the 
faces of the people, and where it controls 
most of a person's actions." 

Engaged 

Ruth Holland Brimer to William Black 
McCredie of Elgin, Illinois. Mr. McCredie 
was graduated from Exeter Academy and 
Williams College. He served two years with 
the Navy. 

Margot Meyer to William Benjamin Car- 
ver of Scarsdale, N. Y. Mr. Carver attended 
Woodberry Forest and St. George's Schools, 
and is a graduate of Trinity College, class of 
1952. He served with the Marine Corps dur- 
ing World War II. He is now with the D. L. 
Clark Company of Pittsburgh. 



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1948 
Fifth Reunion 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Henry Dewey 
(Jane Kenah), 668 Pleasant St., Worcester, 
Mass. 

The following will definitely be back for 
reunion: Barbara Dake, Nancy Elliot Stew- 
art, Jane Kenah Dewey, Betty McConnell 
Barnett, Nancy Nalle, Mary Rich, and Bar- 
bara Sugar. We hope some others will find 
they can join this group. 

Toddy Cookman Price is taking a com- 
mercial art course, and is enjoying it im- 
mensely. She is also substituting in a nursery 
school, and expects to have a permanent 
position in the school next year. 

Grace DeLong is working in an actuarial 
office in Philadelphia. She is planning a trip 
to South America this summer. 

Fairfield Frank has been studying at 
Katherine Gibbs School in New York this 
year. 

Mo Jones won't be at reunion because she 
is graduating from Barnard the same week 
end. 

MK Lackey has been teaching piano and 
harmony since January, and now has 25 
pupils. 

Jo MacManus and Kay Selden are plan- 
ning to be married on the same day, June 6. 

Nan Nalle is working at the Valley Forge 
Military Academy, and is surrounded by 
650 little cadets. 

Mary Rich is working as a private secre- 
tary in New York. 

Charlotte Stone is teaching home eco- 
nomics in Monroe High School in Monroe, 
Michigan. 

Engaged 

Katharine H. Bigelow to Lt. Thomas 
Maurice Fitzgerald, Jr., AUS, of Brooklyn, 
New York. Lt. Fitzgerald was graduated 
from Brooklyn Preparatory School and from 
Georgetown University. He served two years 
with the Army, and is serving with the Anti- 
Aircraft Artillery in the Far East. 

Married 
Elizabeth Ogden to David Tod of Youngs- 
town, Ohio, April n, 1953. David is an 
alumnus of Choate School and Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. He is associated 
with the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. 
Virginia Eason was one of the bridesmaids. 



Born 

To Lee Booth Witwer, a daughter, Grace, 
March 4, 1953. 

To Salley Macartney Osborn, a daughter, 
Wendy Gale, December 14, 1952. 

1949 

Elinor Bozyan gave a program of organ 
music at a memorial chapel service at Welles- 
ley in February. 

Nancy Jeffers Whittemore writes, "We are 
living in Long Island and have been since 
my husband finished Hobart College in 1 95 1 . 
My son, William Lawrence II, was born in 
Geneva, N. Y. the day after John's gradua- 
tion. John is working for the Chevrolet di- 
vision of General Motors in New York." 

Engaged 

Barbara Dow to Ensign Donald Craig 
Freeman of Detroit. Mr. Freeman was gradu- 
ated from Harvard College with the class of 
1950 and attended the Harvard Graduate 
School of Design. He recently returned from 
duty with the Seventh Fleet in Korea and is 
now stationed at the Photographic Interpre- 
tation Center in Washington, D. C. 

Anne Dunsford to Eastham Hockmeyer 
of Lowell. Mr. Hockmeyer is a graduate of 
the Westminster School, and is now a junior 
at Hamilton College. 

Married 
Helen P. Appell to Walter Merriman 
Norton, November 15, 1952, in Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Norton was graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Maine and served as a lieutenant in 
the Army Air Forces in World War II. He is 
employed by Charles T. Main, Inc., consult- 
ing engineers, of Boston. 

Born 

To Mariana Espaillat Crouch, a son, Luis 
Arturo, October 3, 1952, in Santiago. 

To Joyce Hall Ball, a second son, James 
Edward, September 10, 1952. Joyce writes 
that the new baby is red-headed. 

1950 

Cynthia Faigle is enrolled in the School 
of Speech at Syracuse, and is majoring in 
speech therapy. She has been elected presi- 
dent of her sorority for 1953-1954. 

The class extends its sympathy to Mary 
Jane Greenwald whose father died February 
27, 1953- 



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Mary Lou Lester is attending Katherine 
Gibbs School in New York. 

Sally Westhaver participated in the dance 
club program at Mount Holyoke. Sally is 
secretary of the club and was the choreo- 
grapher for the fairy tale number. 

Engaged 

Constance Corey to John Malcolm Lash- 
brook of Flushing, N. Y. He is a senior at 
Bucknell University. 

Sarah M. Stevens to William Duncan 
MacMillan, 2nd, of Wayzata, Minn. Mr. 
MacMillan, a graduate of the Berkshire 
School, is a senior at Brown University. 

Married 
Patricia Barry to Harold J. Burbank, Jr., 
February 10, 1953. Harold is going to Ger- 
many with the U. S. Army. Pat plans to 
complete her college course at Jackson. 

Born 
To Shirley Kirk Barnes, a daughter, 
Sharon Kay, October 28, 1952. Shirley also 
has a son who was born November 28, 1951 . 

1951 

Ginger Hoyt writes, "I am very happy at 
Connecticut majoring in art. Most of my 
activities are centered around art. I've 
decorated for dances and done advertising 
posters. I am art editor of our school paper 
which means that our department is re- 
sponsible for one cartoon a week. I see Shelia 
Swenson quite a bit. Paintings by Tove Dith- 
mer can still be seen here — one is on display 
now in our main building." 

Polly Paradise participated in the dance 
club program at Mount Holyoke. She was 
co-head of the publicity for the program and 
the choreographer for a ballad number. 

The class will be sorry to learn that Bar- 
bara Wood Emmons's husband was wounded 



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in Korea. He received a wound in the left 
upper arm caused by artillery fire. He has 
been in Korea since early in February. 

Married 
Ruth DeNoyelles to Robert Elmer Die- 
fenbach of Rye, N. Y., February 14, 1953, 
in Rye. Mr. Diefenbach graduated from 
Princeton in 1952, and is a chemical engi- 
neer with the du Pont company. 

1952 

Ethel Kenah is a freshman at Penn. State 
College. She is majoring in child develop- 
ment in the School of Home Economics. 

The class extends its sympathy to Nancy 
Penwell whose father died March 10, 1953. 

Joan Wall is studying merchandising at 
Edge wood Park. 

Past Faculty 

Engaged 

Mary Mills Hatch to John Adams Thierry 
of Cambridge. Mr. Thierry attended Harvard 
College, Harvard Law School, and the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge, England. He served 
with the Army Corps of Engineers during 
World War II. 

Barbara Humes to Alexander Euston of 
Pittsfield. Mr. Euston graduated from Phil- 
lips Andover and Princeton University. 



Cum Laude — 1953 



Caroline Whitney Benedict 
Deborah Bethell 
Patricia Eveleth 
Carol Jessup Hardin 
Polly Sayre Jackson 



Doris Jean Schoonmaker 
Natalie Louise Starr 
Diana Stevenson 
Sally Maury Swayne 
Cornelia Ann Weldon 



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